Doreen Soden McDonough ’74
Doreen Soden McDonough, graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 1974 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Education. At Hunter College she received her MS in Education and went on to teach in the New York City Department of Education for 29 years. Her teaching positions include Special Education - Nursery through 9 grade- SETSS Teacher, Lead Teacher, Special Education Liaison, and IEP Teacher.
Retired in 2017, Doreen continues to do substitute teaching at the school where she spent the last 20 years and where she still enjoys seeing her old friends and students. She has also been a volunteer teacher in her parish church, St. Mary’s in Manhasset since 1988. In addition, she serves as President of her local Civic Association.
While her children attended school, she was also involved in the Manhasset School Community Association, holding various leadership positions. Doreen was the President of the Manhasset High School Drama Booster Club for ten years.
Doreen was married for almost 40 years to William P. McDonough, who passed away in May 2016. He was employed by Con. Edison for 43 years until his retirement. They raised 3 sons: Timothy, Matthew and Brendan. Both Timothy and his wife Leah Bonvissuto, and Matthew and his wife, Erica Bilko, are raising toddlers: Billie and Liam respectively. Matthew and Erica are both Marymount graduates, Class of 2005. Brendan is a teacher of English Language Learners in a New York City High School in the South Bronx.