Degrees and Certifications:
Minor in Psychology and Sociology and Major in Social Work from Central Michigan University, 1984 Master’s Degree in Special Education from American University in Washington, DC, May 1989
Mrs. Kim O'Donohue
Hi, I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Kim O’Donohue, and I am Swansboro High School's Occupational Prep Teacher. To share a little about myself, I grew up in the great lake state of Michigan surrounded by lakes, rivers and lots of snow! Michigan winters were spent making snow forts, ice fishing, skating, and skiing, both downhill and cross county. Summers were spent camping, boating and water skilling on the many lakes and rivers near my home. I spent my first two years of college at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, and then transferred to Central Michigan University (CMU) where I graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. After graduating I took a position with Eckerd Youth Alternative as a Counselor/Teacher in Hendersonville, NC, where I lived 5 days a week, 24 hours a day with groups of 10-12 teens in a year-round therapeutic wilderness camping program. As a live-in Eckerd Counselor, I organized and led various year-round therapeutic and experiential educational activities such as wilderness camping, 4-6-week long canoe and backpack trips, and high and low-ropes course activities. With Eckerd, I was fortunate to have canoed various eastern US Rivers and lakes such as the Edisto, the Allegany, the Finger Lakes in upstate New York and the Suwannee River. I also led backpack trip down parts of the Appalachian and Ocala Trails. In 1989 I earned my Master’s Degree in Special Education from American University upon which I returned to Eckerd in the positions of Education Coordinator and Regional Education Specialist. When, due to state budget cuts, Eckerd closed all the NC wilderness programs, I found a new home as the EC Teacher at the Onslow County Learning Center in November of 2013 and then transferred to Swansboro High for the 2014-15 school year. I have thoroughly enjoyed working at Swansboro High School and each year brings new experiences and awesome memories!