Donna has been a Lowell Public School teacher for two decades. Her first experience teaching started at the Greenhalge Elementary School as a special education teacher, then moving on to the Brady Alternative School, Lowell High School, and the Wang Middle School.
While teaching in Lowell, it has afforded her many professional development opportunities such as, Wilson Reading Certification, Ortin Gillingham training, WIDA, and MELA-O training over the years. In addition, her former administrators elected her to mentor paraprofessionals to become special educators through Fitchburg State College . Donna holds a MS from Rivier College, and has created a No Child Left Behind initiative while taking comparitive education courses through the Harvard Extension School in Cambridge Mass.