Donna has served both the educational and business community over the past 25 years. She maintains an exceptionally strong background in literacy and special education, demonstrating knowledge and commitment to improving learning outcomes for all students, especially those who struggle. Donna has served as a Special Education Administrator, Instructional Literacy Coach, and classroom teacher. She holds a M.S. in Continuing Education & Training Management, M.A. Special Education, M.A. Reading Specialist, Certificate in Leadership, and Director of Special Education Certification. Additionally, Donna has presented on a wide range of literacy and special education topics at the local, state, and national level. She has written and published articles on disciplinary literacy and special education providing a wide range of resources for the school community. Donna currently serves in leadership roles with the Will County Reading Council, Illinois Reading Council, and chairs the Disabled Reader Special Interest group for the International Literacy Association.