Ramirez said Donahue has contributed greatly to Isbell’s “excellent learning environment.”
Donahue noted he was, “Fortunate to have parents who raised and encouraged me to find a career I was passionate about. My father was a business owner, my mother a teacher,” and Donhue said he followed his mother’s career example.
“It’s something I love, I’m passionate about teaching and about Isbell,” which Donahue noted has made “many changes over the years.... I’m also passionate about the city of Santa Paula.”
“Our children are our most vital resource,” said Good Morning Santa Paula Moderator Ben Schuck, and, “Without your commitment our next generation would fail us.”
Schuck encouraged Donahue, “When you go back to school, tell the other teaches not only what this award means but your students as well.... I hope you put this in your classroom and let your students,” see how the Chamber of Commerce recognized Donhaue’s dedication and accomplishments as a teacher.