Degrees and Certifications:

Math for Elementary Education

Ms. VanDongen

I grew up in Livonia and went to Livonia Public Schools from preschool to twelfth grade.  I graduated from Madonna University with a degree in math for elementary education.  I will be starting to work on my master’s degree at Eastern Michigan University in the winter.  This is my third year teaching at Hayes.  My first two years here I taught kindergarten, and this will be my first year teaching second grade. 

In my free time I enjoy doing DIY projects, crafts, playing cards or board games, and riding my bike.  I also like to try new restaurants and go to the movie theater.  I have two younger sisters who are also teachers that I love to spend time with.  In the summer I volunteer as a camp counselor. 

The best way to contact me is through email ( or to send me a message on Class Tag.  I will respond to your message within one school day.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch with me.