My name is Cassie Donahey and I teach ART to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This is my 14th year teaching in USD 464. I have a Masters in Art Education from the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!).
I was born in Topeka, Kansas, but I currently live in Lawrence with my husband Kiel, my daughters Elise and Avery, and a black lab named Molly. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, traveling, watching my favorite television shows, baking, decorating cakes, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.
My educational philosophy is to ensure that all state Art standards are being taught while providing a variety of opportunities for media exploration, introduction to artists, discussions about art history, and explanations of art careers and the effects of art in our daily lives.
During the school year, I sponsor a weekly Art Club for 6th through 8th grade students and Tech Crew for the TMS play/musical. In May, I co-sponsor the annual TMS Fine Arts Night- a showcase of artistic and musical talent from middle school students.
I look forward to another great year with students, parents, and staff! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding your student, the art curriculum, or about TMS in general. Best time to contact me is 11:20 to 12:00.
Tonganoxie Middle School
(913) 416-1470 Ext. 3043