Robert (Bob) McDonald
Canadian-born, Bob was educated in the public school system and is a 3-time graduate of the University of Manitoba. Children’s education has been his lifelong passion. He served 12 years in a public high school as a teacher, counselor, and Principle. He served as Private school principal twice, once in a K-10 school near Seattle and again at Portland Adventist Elementary School in Gresham. He retired in June 2013, after 47 years of serving the children of his community.
Bob also has a passion for being active in the community. He has had many roles in the Gresham Chamber of Commerce. In the last 20 years, he has been an ambassador, president of the ambassadors, board member, and chamber president. Over the last decade, his community work continues while serving on the board of the Center for The Arts Foundation.
Bob is married to his wife, Lorraine, with whom he celebrates 57 years of marriage. He has a daughter and her family of 2 granddaughters who reside in the Gresham area. Another daughter and her family with one grandson live in San Ramon, California.