Executive Director of MHNS

Michele McDonough, Executive Director


From her office window overlooking the MHNS playground, Michele McDonough loves to peek out and see what the children are doing. As the new Executive Director,beginning in June 2016, she is busy meeting children, families, staff and learning the “ropes.” She is excited to be part of such a professional and well run program.

Michele has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, and holds both a Massachusetts and Wisconsin license to teach 4k through 3rd grade. She has an extensive background in teaching and childcare, including operating her own home daycare and teaching home daycare licensing classes to adults at Madison College. She has been a preschool teacher, an assistant director, a substitute teacher and most recently for 9 years has been a lead toddler and a 4k teacher at Eagle’s Wing, a University of Wisconsin campus child care facility. Michele and her husband reside in Madison and are the proud parents of three grown children.
“I am so excited to be part of this school, this community! The welcome that I have received is incredible, everyone has been so helpful! The opportunity to become a part of MHNS is one I treasure, I already feel like I’m at home!”

Michele is excited about MHNS for many reasons, but her top three are as follows:
“I could not do my job without the teachers. They are incredible. They are intelligent professionals who know their children, their classrooms, and their families. They are cutting-edge and all share the learning through play philosophies that Meeting House is known for.”

2. “I am able to confidently show our school to visitors at any given moment. I can introduce a prospective family in any setting at MHNS and be proud of what’s happening in the classroom.”

3. “Meeting House is not just for children; it’s for families. There are many families that have multiple children in our program. We take this responsibility very seriously and are proud that we have become the preferred provider of care and teaching for so many families.”