English MacDonald was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and relocated to Spartanburg, South Carolina to attend University of South Carolina Upstate where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor focus in Child Advocacy. With her mother originally being from the area, she quickly fell in love with the Upstate of South Carolina. This is English’s third year with Communities In Schools. In previous years she has been on the team of staff that provided after school instruction to both Welcome Elementary and Greenville Early College students. This year English is ecstatic to begin her own program at Alexander Elementary with an amazing staff of young professionals who share the common passion for molding the youth of their community. English enjoys hiking, reading, and painting in her free time and is determined to connect the link between families, their students, and their community and school.