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About Donna Whyte
Donna Whyte is a certified teacher in New York State, an education consultant and an author.
Her experience includes work in Pre K- 6 classrooms and support for struggling readers and
writers at all levels. Donna has presented keynotes and workshops at the state, national
and international levels. Her positive attitude, high energy, and her many practical
ideas make her presentations exciting and valuable to educators. Her work includes development
of administrative summits on Student Centered Classrooms and Management. Donna also works with
East St. Louis public schools as a reading, classroom management and Daily 5 consultant.
She works with 5 elementary buildings and a kindergarten center to assess, diagnosis and
address the various needs of the students in this high-needs area.
Donna has published several books including You Can't Teach a Class You Can't Manage and
The More Ways you Teach, the More Children you Reach and the second editions of Morning
Meeting ~ Afternoon Wrap Up and The Writing Teacher's Coaching Tool.
She is also the author of twelve activity CDs to assist teachers in aligning engaging
activities for students that allow them to learn at higher levels, while encouraging
student's to take responsibility for their behavior and learning. Recently, Donna has
created the Reading Aptitude Continuum
assessment that allows teachers to quickly diagnosis the needs of struggling readers.
- "Donna brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to your district. She creates a sense of
urgency with teachers, coaches, and administration. Her passion is to create classrooms
that are child-centered places where instruction is rigorous and tailored for each student.
She has the ability to speak to thousands of teachers and coach one-on-one with equal
success. Donna will be a tremendous asset to your efforts at school improvement!
Susan Sarfaty - Regional Superintendent - State of Illinois, St. Clair County
- "Donna is knowledgeable, passionate about education, and provides outstanding research,
activities and information for all teachers."
Randall Kincaid - Supervisor of Instruction for Sevier County, Tennessee
State Coordinator for Reading for TN Reading and IRA, Governor Bredeson's
Reading Panel Co-Chair for Tennessee
- "Without a doubt Donna is by far, one of the top, if not the best, educators
I have known in my 35 years in the education field. Her commitment, positive
attitude and relentless amount of energy are contagious to children, their
families and her colleagues."
Nancy B. Chase - Former Superintendent, NY Public Schools
- "Donna's workshops are full of useful tips and practical ideas. She is
realistic and enthusiastic! Donna really motivated me to overcome the
constant challenges educators face each day."
Stephanie Stachura, Teacher, Fell School Simpson, PA
- "Donna's heart bleeds "Students First". Through her coaching support
in our district, she has shared a great wealth of knowledge, resources,
and strategies. She has helped our teachers design practical and effective
ways to meet the needs/demands of all of our students."
Antionette Johson, ELA Content Specialist, East St. Louis Public Schools
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Last updated February 4, 2019