Phone: 972-617-4799 x5115


Degrees and Certifications:

B. S. in Interdisciplinary Studies Master's in Curriculum and Instruction GT Certified ESL Certified Sped Certification Texas Reading Academies Teacher conference period 7:50-8:35

Ms. Sutherland

Hello!  My Name is Donna Sutherland.  I am very excited about beginning a new year in Pre-K at Shields Elementary.  I am very passionate about early childhood and love what I do.  I have a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies,  M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, ESL, Sped, and GT certified and have completed the Texas Reading Academies.  I proudly call Shield's my home away from home!

I grew up in Ovilla and I am an alumni of Red Oak ISD.  My children-Tanner and Breanna, are also Red Oak ISD graduates.  My grandson is my life and I enjoy the time we can spend together.  I also enjoy family and friends, as well as gardening, going to the movies, traveling when possible, and shopping.  

This year will be an amazing time in your child's life where we will learn and grow together.  My goal is to provide a fun and engaging environment where children thrive and learn!




Pre-K Classroom Schedule


7:15- Pre-K Breakfast table, line up and leave for POD

7:20- Arrival in POD/cubbies/Students finish breakfast in POD

7:25- Annoucements and pledges

7:30- Good Morning/What Day is it?

7:40- Group Restroom break before Music and Movement

7:50- Teacher Conference/Planning time until 8:35

7:50- Gym-Music and Movement (Mrs. Garcia)

8:10- Specials (Monday-PE; Tuesday-Computer Lab; Wednesday-PE; Thursday-Fine Arts; Friday-PE)

8:35- Group Restroom break after specials

Circle Time/ELAR

Read Aloud

Letter of the Day

Writing/ELAR journals

Literacy groups/centers

10:00-Center cleanup

Transition to carpet for Music and Movement

Restroom and lunch prep for students

10:25-Transition to student Lunch in Cafeteria with Mrs. Garcia

Ms. Sutherland-Lunch

10:55-Clean up and transition to recess

11:00-11:15- Outdoor learning and recess, weather permitting

11:15-Quiet time and restroom rotation in classroom

Mrs. Garcia-Lunch

11:45-Circle Time-STEM

Whole Group/activities

STEM journals

STEM groups/centers

1:40- Snacktime/clean up

1:50- Restroom whole group

2:00- Outdoor learning and recess

2:15- Social Skills listening activity

2:45- Pack up and line up

2:50- Leave the classroom for bus, daycare, and car drop off areas