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Brooke McDonald

Administrative Assistant

At McGillis since 2010


Contact Brooke McDonald:


B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Utah


I've worked in education or youth programming for 20 years, previously at the JCC and with children in foster care. I have 2 boys and I enjoy being in nature, shopping by myself, checking out live music, and cracking jokes.


I am currently reading:
The Book of Ceremony by Sandra Ingerman


I am learning to:
Remodel on a budget!


Favorite McGillis lunch:
Pizza Bagels - I am a kid at heart!


Favorite McGillis tradition:
Handing out tooth necklaces to students. I'm also a big fan of when kids dress up like centenarians on the 100th day of school. Also, when we announce "goooooo magpies" on the overhead announcement and I hear the Kindergarten classes cheer along with it.


Favorite McGillis moment:
Does winning the wine wagon at the Gala count?? Or watching my son confidently (and hilariously) perform improv in front of the school.


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
As a highschooler I worked at an after school program where Cassi Lanie was an older staff member. I learned a lot just from watching how she related to the kids. There's a special place in my heart for the folks who work at McGillis AfterSchool and I'm really proud of our program!