About Mrs. Maclin-Gilliam

My name is Donna Maclin-Gilliam, educator for the class of 4-03 at Treadwell Elementary School. Ihave a wealth of experience in the fields of Criminal Justice and Education. Listed below are my credentials and information regarding my personal background and interest:


  • Work experience: 5 years as a Correctional Counselor, 13 years as an educator with the Memphis City School System
  • Twelve years in 5th grade, 1st year in 4th grade
  • B.S. Degree- Criminal Justice/Paralegal Studies
  • M.A. Degree Education- Endorsements in Curriculum and Instruction, Guidance Counseling
  • School Activities- Founder of Eagles in Service Community Involvement Team, PBIS Team, National Honor Society, and the Adopt-a-School Committee
  • Community Involvement- Delta Academy, Race for the Cure Volunteer
  • Active Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Interest: Educating youth, creating unique ideas for school and church programs, teaching drama and public speaking, traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends
  • Mother of one adorable son, Karson Gilliam
  • Wife, Daughter,and Sister
  • Firm Believer in discipline, parental involvement, and student achievement
  • Quote which inspires me by Author Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of a Higher Power. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of the Higher Power that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."