Parent Teacher Association

The Donahue Academy PTA is comprised of a dedicated group of parents, teachers, and staff working together to ensure positive development for the school community, while encouraging parental involvement, school support, and community building. Toward this end we help with coordinating “room parents” to assist teachers with projects and events, assisting with coordinating volunteer efforts at the school such as field trips and special school events, and with either arranging or supporting community building activities.

We are always available to lend a hand to the wonderful Donahue Family! We would love to have you join us or answer any questions you may have about the school. Please feel free to contact us through our president:

Mrs. Jana Patterson serves as PTA President. Jana has been a Donahue parent and resident of Ave Maria for four years with her six children who all currently attend Donahue. Jana’s family moved to Ave Maria from Washington, DC where her husband took up the position as Head Football Coach at AMU. She looks forward to getting to know all the families and to serve our Donahue community.

Mrs. Nicole Green serves as Volunteer Coordinator and has two children, Thomas and Nina, who both attend Donahue. She, her husband Tom and the children moved to Ave Maria in 2018 from Parsippany, New Jersey. Nicole is active in politics, the Ave Maria Little League and social media management. She loves our school, and is willing to answer questions about making the move to Ave Maria and attending Donahue.

Mrs. Patty Millward serves as PTA Secretary. She and her husband, Scott, are starting their second year at Donahue Academy. Patty has seven children, three of whom are attending Donahue.

Mrs. Brigid Luzarraga has been the PTA Treasurer since 2018. She, her husband, Josh, and their four children moved to Ave Maria from New York in 2017. Three of their children attend Donahue. Brigid is happy to be involved in helping the students and families of Donahue Academy and in being a small part of the school’s mission of pursuing excellence in all things.

Mrs. Rachel Lanham’s daughter, Marie, attends Donahue Academy. She has been an active volunteer and participant at Donahue since Marie enrolled. Rachel is currently a member of the PTA Board and volunteers at lunch duty on Tuesdays. An active runner and golfer, she moved to Ave Maria from the Chicago area five years ago and is excited to serve the Donahue Academy family.

Mrs. Terri MiCillo serves as Advisor to the PTA. This is Terri’s fifth school year here at Donahue Academy. She has served on the PTA for the past four years, as Volunteer Coordinator for two years, Vice president one year, and President last year. Terri has a daughter in 6th grade.