Elementary School

  • Welcome to Donaldson!  You're in Dolphin territory now!

    My name is Dawn Tinsley, and I am honored to be the principal at Donaldson Elementary School.  I am a graduate of the University of Arizona, holding both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education.  I enjoyed teaching Kindergarten, grades 3-8, and gifted education for 25 years and have been an administrator of both middle and elementary schools for the past 10 years. 

    I never struggled with the question of what I wanted to be when I grew up.  As the granddaughter of a principal and a teacher, and the daughter of a university professor, education was in my genes.  It has been my passion for 35 years, and I have never regretted one moment spent working with and for children and their families. 

    At Donaldson I have the opportunity to work with an amazingly dedicated and professional staff willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that students achieve their potential, feel welcomed and safe, and enjoy their experiences at school.  Donaldson is a warm and inviting place where learning is valued, efforts are celebrated, and students are the focus of our work.

    I am very proud to be a member of this wonderful learning community!











Ms. Tinsley
  • Ms. Dawn Tinsley


    Phone: 520-696-6163

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