New Teacher Profile: Donald Regan

Donald Regan is a new teacher at Prep this year, but he brings years of educational experience.

Mr. Donald Regan works with a student in the senior high Fab Lab. Photo by Bennett Carter

Mr. Regan teaches engineering for 8th grade, marketing for 10-12th grades, and has a 9th grade advisory. Before he taught at Prep, he taught business and coached soccer and softball at McComb High School. Then he taught computer and coached soccer at Terry High School.

Mr. Regan then went on to serve as an assistant principal at Crystal Springs High School for the past 11 years, but he missed teaching and wanted to move back into the classroom because of the time away from his family. He said that working at Prep offered him the opportunity to teach and spend time with his daughter, Rachel, who is a ninth grader at Prep.

Mr. Regan went to Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He worked as a retail manager for a number of years before returning to USM and receiving his teacher’s certificate. He later went back to USM to receive his Master’s of Educational Administration, and he attended Delta State while working on his Doctorate in Educational Administration.

Outside of the classroom, Mr. Regan says he likes athletics, specifically baseball and soccer, as well as fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his family. His favorite ice cream is Rocky Road and his favorite movie is Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder (not Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp).