Donna is a life-long member of St. Gertrude Parish. She attended school there and started teaching there in 1989, after receiving her Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of St-Louis. She is certified to teach grades 1-8, and has taught grades 5-8. She is certified through the Paul VI Institute in Religion. She has always taught Religion, along with most other subjects over the years.

Donna enjoys spending time with her growing family. She also enjoys swimming, playing games, and traveling(she has been to all 50 states). She feels blessed to have had so many years at St. Gertrude.