Donna is a York County native and graduated from Dover High School. She earned her Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) Biology Secondary Education from York College of Pennsylvania, Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching and Curriculum from Pennsylvania State University, and her Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership through Duquesne University.
She is presently a Biology teacher at Northeastern High School in Manchester, PA. She is a team assistant for the Northeastern Boys' Volleyball team. She is also an advisor for NHS Student Senate.
Donna attended playground as a child from ages 5 – 16 at Springettsbury’s Kingston Playground. As an adult, she worked as a Director of Dover Playgrounds for 10 years, and served as the Program Coordinator for 3 of those years. She has been a Director and Co-coordinator for Manchester Playgrounds since 2000.
Donna is an avid volleyball player and has been playing volleyball for over 20 years. She is also the captain and roller for her Competitive Adult Kickball Team. She is an ardent reader and loves spending time with her family, friends and dogs. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls and has two furry children: two dogs (Australian Shepherds), Kobie and Raven.