My name is Trish McDonald. I am entering my 19th year (16th at ELE) teaching physical education. I have lived in Henry County my whole life. I grew up in McDonough and went all the way through the public school system. I'm a proud graduate of Henry County High School. After high school I went on to Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. While there I had the opportunity to play collegiate tennis. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Heath and Physical Education K-12, and I graduated with Honors (Cum Laude). I received my Master's degree in curriculum & instruction from Central Michigan University. In 2013 I earned my Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University.While growing up in McDonough I was heavily involved in sports. My big three were softball, tennis, and basketball. My most favorite sport to watch and play is football. Yes, football!!! If there would have been a girls football league when I was growing up I so would have played! I'm a huge University of Georgia fan. I also enjoy watching the Braves and Falcons.
I am an avid tennis player. However, I teach/coach tennis more than I play nowadays. I coach the girl's tennis team at Union Grove High School. I organize the East Lake Tennis Club in the fall season. If your 5th grade son/daughter is interested in learning the basics of tennis, this is a great opportunity to learn a life long sport. However, slots fill up fast, so you're going to have to be on the ball with getting forms turned in on time! :) Also, I am a Certified Tennis Teaching Professional, so your child will be getting the best of both worlds (physical education & tennis).I am looking forward to an awesome school year! If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.
Last Modified on July 29, 2020