Jenise Cardinal-Donnelly

“I believe ‘Today’s the Day!’ Each day is a gift and it’s my responsibility as an educator is to become a better version of myself today than I was yesterday. After all, as educators, we have the most noble profession – we create all other professions!”


Director of the Transition to Teaching Program

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Central Michigan University
  • Ed.S., Educational Leadership – P-12 Education, Central Michigan University
  • MS, Middle Level Education, Walden University
  • BA, English & Social Science with Secondary Education Endorsement, Alma College


  • Educational Leadership
  • Adult Education
  • Secondary English & Social Studies Education

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Middle School Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Council for the Social Studies

In My Spare Time…

In my free time you will find me focused on caring for my family, enjoying nature or baking. I love being active in my community, staying committed to a healthy lifestyle, taking a road trips, and quality time curled up with my favorite blanket and reading.