Donna received an Electrical Engineering degree and worked as an electrical engineer in the construction industry. Upon having children, Donna found a passion for teaching and received her Masters in the Science of Education. After working at a local public school for five years, she fell in love with S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Donna taught S.T.E.M. in various schools then joined Allendale Columbia five years ago. She is also a recipient of the Corporate K-12 Innovation Award from the International Association of S.T.E.M. Leaders.
Why/how did you decide to go into this line of work?
After my son was born, I learned that I enjoyed teaching. It’s the most rewarding job in the world!
If you could do any job in the world besides what you do now, what would it be?
I would travel the world and look for unique items. I love to do research and believe this would be both fun and interesting.
What or who inspires you?
Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci have always been an inspiration to me. I love the way they saw only possibilities.
Share a fun or interesting fact about yourself.
I always wanted to learn about cars and how they work. I recently bought a 1970 Corvette and am learning just how hard it is to make it run. Then, I’ll go on to making it look nice!