Cheryl McDonnell
Closter Upper School

I joined Palisades in 2016 as an Assistant teacher in the Transitional three-year-old classroom and have been working in early childhood for over twenty-five years.  I hold a Child Development Associate Certification from the Council for Early Childhood Professionals and was the Director for the Child Development Center for nine years before adopting my son from the Ukraine.  I am married with one wonderful son; I enjoy watching him play soccer and spending my summers with my family at the New Jersey shore.  Palisades has given me a great opportunity to get back into teaching in an environment that values children and education.