Coach Cassandra McDonald is an international recording, award winning vocal soloist, concert artist, teacher, motivational speaker, composer, business owner, pianist, and playwright. She has taught in the public schools and held positions as faculty at Muskingum University and Ohio University. She serves on the advisory board of the Women’s Federation for World Peace. Cassandra is the founder of C.A.S.S.-M.I.N.D Academy-Autism Learning Center dedicated to teaching creative arts and life skills to at-risk students. Cassandra has a BA in Music Education from the University of Michigan, MA in Arts of Education from Muskingum University, and Ph.D. (AbD) in Family Studies from Walden University.