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Teri Donaldson Staff Photo

Originally from Cobb County, I attended McEachern High School. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia in May 2003. I was the top education graduate of my class and graduated with honors. I then earned my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from West Georgia in August 2009. I completed my gifted endorsement during the 2009-2010 school year. I just graduated in April 2016 with my Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. I have plans to pursue my doctorate degree but will wait until my children are older.  


This is my 14th year teaching, and my 8th year as the gifted teacher at Ithica. I LOVE my job and the people I work with. Before becoming the gifted teacher at IES, I worked in the regular classroom at Temple Elementary. I was also a part time EIP teacher for 2 years at Temple Elementary before transferring to Ithica in 2009. I love being a Titan!!


My name is Teri Donaldson. I'm originally from Mississippi, but have been in Georgia for twenty years, so I consider myself a Georgia girl. My husband's name is DJ Donaldson and he is an attorney with the Pilgrim Law Group, a Villa Rica company. We have two beautiful children together. Grace is a fifth grader here at IES and Jack is our bouncing boy, born in May 2013. We attend First Baptist Church Villa Rica and live in Villa Rica as well. I'm 35 and have been an Alabama football fan for most of those years. Roll Tide! My favorite things to do when I'm not enjoying life as an Ithica Titan are reading, traveling (especially to the beach!), watching movies and enjoying time with my family. I live on Diet Coke and love to organize and decorate my home... with two kids, that's a full time job itself! 

My Birthday: March 24

My monogram: TDM (My middle name is Michelle)

My Favorites

Color: Aqua and yellow                         Warm Drink: Hot Chocolate 

Animal: Elephant                                   Cold Drink: Diet Coke!!! :) 

Flower: Hydrangeas                              Candy: Peanut Butter Twix

Scent: Newborn baby                             Salty Snack: Trail Mix or Pringles

Store: Target                                            Fast Food: Chick-Fil-A

Sports Team: Alabama! Roll Tide!    Restaurant: Huey Luey's or Marco's

Things I Usually Collect: Sharpie pens (fine tip!), nail polish, picture frames, and Tervis tumbler cups

Things I really dislike: Spinach, the day after Christmas, and coffee