It was a stretch
March 7, 1983 - Deadly Lessons airs on ABC.
Deadly Lessons is a 1983 American made-for-television horror film starring Donna Reed, Larry Wilcox, David Ackroyd, Diane Franklin, Ally Sheedy, and Nancy Cartwright.
Donna plays the headmistress of a girl's school where a string of murders occurs.
"It wasn't very well done," Donna said in a 1984 TV Guide article, "but I played a cold, authoritarian head of a girl's school, and it was a stretch for me."