Donna has been working with the STEM Education Center at WPI since 2016. She has 15 years of classroom teaching experience with students in grades 5-12. Donna holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Science and is a NASA Network of Educator Astronaut Teacher. She has won several awards for teaching and curriculum development including the Blackstone Valley Educational Consortium Promising Practices in Education Award. She was named Florida Wildlife Federation Conservation Educator of the Year, the Florida Association of Science Teachers Most Outstanding Science Teacher and the Palm Beach County Outstanding New Science Teacher. Donna began teaching professional development workshops in 1999 on the Everglades: An American Treasure curriculum which she developed with the assistance of numerous agencies. During her time at WPI, Donna has developed and conducted workshops for hundreds of PreK – 12 educators. Workshops have focused on guiding teachers to implement the STE standards and practices through integrated STEM activities. In addition, Donna worked in partnership with Mia Dubosarsky, Director of Professional Development, to create and facilitate a graduate level STEM Certificate Course for educators. This course seeks to guide educators in understanding, developing and integrating high quality STEM Challenges into their classrooms. Donna is excited to share all of her experiences and love of learning with educators.