Alison L McDonald

Alison McDonald
Adjunct Professor of Education
Director, Administrative Services Credential Program
Education 210

Professional Interests: K-12 school Leadership; transformation and sustainability in leadership positions

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2016


Alison McDonald had a 38 year career in K-12 education as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent in urban school districts. Her work focuses on leadership in urban schools.


  • BA, Pomona College
  • MA, Claremont Graduate University
  • MA, Mills College
  • EDD, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2020

Days Times Room
  by appointment Education 223

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
W5:30 pm-7:00 pmIndividualized Professional Pl
M5:30 pm-7:00 pmWkg w/ Families & Community
M5:30 pm-7:00 pmWkg w/ Families & CommunityGSB 124

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 241A: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Waldorf Education
  • EDUC 242A: Project Based Learning in Waldorf Education
  • EDUC 246: Working with Schools, Families and the Community
  • EDUC 401: School Leadership
  • EDUC 404: Instructional Leadership
  • EDUC 409B: Field Experience
  • EDUC 417: Individual Professional Plan
  • EDUC 446: Working with Families and the Community