PictureMrs. Lydia Donahue

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Phone: 480-472-5306 


Hello, this is my 7th year for Mesa Public Schools. I work for the Special Education Department as an Autism Itinerant.  I support the West Area Elementary Schools where I offer support to the teachers and students.  I am very excited to be teaching in this district.  I grew up in the Mesa Public Schools. I attended Longfellow, Mesa Jr. , and I'm a Mesa High Jackrabbit! For myself, this feels like coming home.

I previously taught in the Chandler School District.  I taught in a Self-Contained Autism Program before coming to Mesa. Prior to that I worked for the Gilbert Public School District in a Self-Contained MOID and Kindergarten Autism classroom.

I am a graduate of Arizona State University. I received a Bachelors Degree in  Special Education. I have my dual certification in Elementary Education K-8 and Special Education where I have my Cross-Categorical certificate in K-12.

On a different note, I am a mother of three boys My oldest son Austin is 24, Nicholas is 19, and Wyatt is 12. My two oldest sons are graduates of Mesa High. 

Some of the things I love to do in my spare time is to travel and explore historical sites and places. I enjoy spending time with my family. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan! My family and I love to attend as many games as possible during the season.

I'm looking forward to this school year and watching your child grow and reach their fullest potential. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.