Loyola Academy

Bob Donahue Social Studies

Member of the Saint Columbkille community since 2016

Mr. Donahue was raised in a family of teachers who are passionate about education. From an early age, his parents naturally instilled a deep respect for teachers, a love of learning, and an instinct to give back in service to others. After graduation from Holy Cross in 1987, he was fortunate to teach at two great schools: Saint Louis Country Day and Saint Albans School. These seven years were an incredibly formative and rewarding period for Mr. Donahue. He left teaching in 1994 to pursue a Master’s of Public Administration at Syracuse University and subsequently worked in government, management consulting, and investment management for more than 20 years. In 2015, he left the corporate world and returned to the classroom, teaching social studies at the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Mr. Donahue has two daughters, ages 14 and 15, who attend Brookline Public Schools and are his inspiration. He is also an avid tennis player and skier.

Mr. Donahue received a B.A. in Political Science and History from The College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) with a major in State and Local Financial Management from Syracuse University. He is currently enrolled at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College working on a Master’s of Secondary Education in Social Studies.

Testified before the US Congress on Feb 26, 2015

Hebron Academy Trustee

Boston Municipal Analyst Forum President and National Federation of Municipal Analysts – Board of Governors

Executive Committee (2008-2009) and 2008 Annual Conference Co-Chair

Elected to Bedford (NH) School Board

Bedford Education Foundation– President and Founding Member

Brookline and Bedford NH Youth Soccer head coach (2006-2016)

Smith’s Ratings and Research All-Star Municipal Analyst

Center for Excellence in Municipal Management Fellowship (Washington, DC)

James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellowship

National Endowment for Humanities Scholarship (UCLA)

William E. Keck Foundation Fellowship (Pepperdine University)