Janice Donoghue

MCAA Board — Class of 1975

Biography

Janice is a 1975 alumna who has been teaching Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Earth Science at Benjamin N Cardozo High School in New York City for the last fifteen years. She especially enjoys working with a diverse population of special needs, at-risk and low-skilled 10th, 11th and 12th graders who constitute the majority of her students. She is excited to be collaborating with a NYC community college in a STEM grant program, giving her students the opportunity to do science research in a college setting.

Janice also volunteers for the Opportunity Network, a non-profit NGO that helps talented, low-income public high school students bridge the gap between academic learning and success in college and careers. A sustained, 6-year commitment to each student includes college guidance, career exposure, paid internships, and professional etiquette training. OppNet emphasizes personal and professional networks and the importance of social capital in navigating college and the professional world.

Prior to teaching, Janice was Supervisor of Labor Relations for American Airlines’ eastern division. Her responsibilities included counseling management through the VP level regarding labor contracts, discipline, workers' compensation and discrimination complaints, covering an employee population of 7,000. She prepared and presented arbitration cases on matters of discharge, discipline, overtime, sub-contracting, and scope of work. She also provided exit interview counseling to those responsible for terminating employees.

Janice received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marietta, where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the TriBeta Biology Honor Society. She later earned an MBA from Fordham University in New York City (1982) and a MS in Earth Science Education from CW Post University in Brookville, New York (2006).

Janice and her husband Michael ’74 live in Plandome, New York. They have three children.