quotMr Macquot McFatridge STEM Coordinator

"Mr. Mac" McFatridge STEM Coordinator
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Welcome to Mr. Mac's STEM Classes!

All Grades: STEM Core X Rotation

 

I moved to Augusta, GA from Johnson City, TN after graduating from high school.  I worked as an EMT/Paramedic for 17 years, was the Lead Pastor for a Jefferson County church from 2000-2006.  Shortly after that I decided to pursue my degree in Early Childhood Education.

    

I graduated with honors from Augusta State University, Phi Kappa Phi, as well as Summa Cum Laude; (December 2010) and started January 2011 off by working with "Special Needs" students.  That summer I was offered a position at NHE to begin teaching Pre-K.  I've had the honor of teaching 1st, 4th, and 5th grade.  

I am a huge techie!  I love helping students bring a new element into the classroom using technology and having them make it their own.. The introduction of tablets and personal devices has taken technology from just a tool to something that can become an extension of a student and their learning!

Not only am I working on becoming a Google Certified Teacher....I am also working on my masters degree in Instructional Technology as well as an endorsement in Gifted Education.  SO, if I ask your student to work hard, I am not just talking...I am trying to give them an example of how to!

    

My wife is a CPA.  We have 3 wonderful children.  My oldest daughter is married and has given me my greatest treasure yet, my two granddaughters.  I also have my dog Boz who has been a great addition to our family. My daughter wants to get an alligator, but I have forbidden it. I also have plans to get a few chickens to produce some range free eggs! :)

    

I am so privileged to be teaching at North Harlem, the best elementary school in the county!

    

You can email me at donald.mcfatridge@ccboe.net or call 706.556.5995 ext. 5830.  I will get back to you as soon as I can.