Diversity & Inclusion
Black Lives Matter.
Donna believes in "Well done is better than well said" as she continues to learn in her diversity and inclusion journey and advocacy. From being a part of the Northwestern Changemakers cohort #5, Listening to Black Students academic advising committee, LGBTQIA allyship training, and a McCormick Mental Health Ally.
One thing that Donna cares greatly about is education and education equity for all students. With her two kids in District 65, Donna is involved in the PTA community at Walker and Chute, including PTA Council. Ensuring that students have equal ground and the right equipment for learning success is something that Donna advocates for. With the December 2017 TWI proposal, please see the handout that Donna shared with Board members for consideration as for Bessie Rhodes School.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math - Every child deserves to have a full offering and opportunity of Enrichment and Clubs. With Donna's background in both traditional STEM focus and the Arts, it makes sense to blend them together as a project. During Donna's time working at Bienen School of Music, she has been able to support a variety of graduate students, including doctoral research and application.
Strategy - Finance & Change
Keeping to a budget, fiscal responsibility; teaching ENTREP 395: Startup Finance for the Gig Economy - foundation in personal finance; Strategic Planning
Strategic planning - coaching and change/leadership change management, development and support