Vice President of Instruction
Donna is currently South's Vice President of Instruction. Her thirty years' experience in adult basic skills education encompasses instruction,
curriculum and professional development, program creation and implementation, and policy setting at the regional, state, and local levels.
Prior to joining South, Donna held senior leadership positions as Director of Essential Skills Programs at Shoreline Community College; Program Administrator, Office of Adult Literacy at the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges; and Washington State GED essay administrator and Chief Reader. For nine years, was an adjunct faculty member in Seattle University's School of Education, where she taught graduate-level
classes. She began her teaching career as an Adult Basic Skills instructor at Seattle Central Community College and Renton Vocational Technical Institute.
Donna is an active member of numerous national and state advisory councils, and has authored a number of highly-regarded instructional resource materials, including guides, teacher training modules and curriculum models. She earned a master's degree in adult education from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Idaho State University.
Not withstanding her exceptional professional accomplishments, I think we all agree that her ukulele rendition of "Pomp and Circumstances" at South's inaugural Benaroya Hall Commencement last year was a true career pinnacle!