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Ms. Donna King
Hello, my name is Donna King. I have been a teacher for five years. This is my first year at Emerald Shores Elementary School. My goal as a teacher is to provide a unique and fun environment where each child may have the freedom to grow together as a family and as individuals.
My educational background is diverse and helps to provide the students with a well rounded or holistic approach to learning. I work hard to foster a love for learning with students and create a positive environment geared toward a growth mindset and collaborative learning.
As a child, I attended Maria Montessori school in Den Haag, Holland where I was exposed to a very creative and hands-on approach to learning. After moving back to the states I settled in Gainesville, Florida, my hometown.
For college, I attended Florida School of The Arts at Saint Johns River State College in Palatka, Florida. I earned my AA/AS Digital Imaging with Specialization in Photography. I worked as a Freelance Photographer for The Palatka Daily News during this time.
For my Bachelor's degree, I chose to continue pursuit of The Arts at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida where I earned a BA in Graphic Design with a Minor in Advertising and a Minor in Business.
I have a deep love for the pursuit of knowledge. I just began my Master's Program for Transformational Curriculum and Instruction with Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. I am set to complete the program in January of 2022.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt