Los Angeles COE
Donna has been a teacher of a wide variety of grades from second to twelfth. She has taught university classes, been a master teacher and mentor teacher. She was a project facilitator for an aerospace technology magnet program. She has been a counselor and an assistant and vice principal.
Donna received her bachelor's degree from California State University Long Beach in Liberal Studies with a music minor. She received her teaching credential from CSULB and King Alfred's Teachers College in Winchester, England.
Donna was the teacher who opened the box of the first free Apple Computer. She was bitten by the technology bug and started working on her master's degree in technology. She received her master's degree from Pepperdine University in Educational Technology. She obtained her administrative credential from California State University Long Beach and Dominguez Hills.
In her district she has helped design and install computer labs and she has written curriculum for LegoLogo and Hypercard and Hypermedia and a Macintosh Basic Class for Long Beach Unified School District. As Administrator of Instructional Technology for the Compton Unified School District, she was responsible for writing and implementing the district technology plan, and she was also involved in designing content-specific, technology-integrated staff development. Currently, she is an Instructional Technology Consultant for the Outreach Program at Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Donna is also a part-time lecturer in the teacher credential program at CSULB and the University of Phoenix. Her experiences also include the reading of a variety of instructional technology grants for the California Department of Education. As a certified curriculum auditor for Phi Delta Kappa, she has participated in the curriculum audit process in the Southern California. Donna helped write the Technology Literacy Challenge Grant and provided assistance in the writing of the Enhancing Education through Technology Competitive grant for the South East Education Technology Consortium. She was also instrumental in the implementation of a $6.2 million Federal technology grant in the Compton Unified School District. Donna has presented sessions at a variety of conferences and settings including the National Middle School Conference. She was also a trainer for Apple (TTT).
Donna recommends the ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education) Journal. Donna's favorite resource on the web is, of course, Portical.org. She relaxes by entertaining, engaging interior design projects, and currently is pursuing a degree in art history.