Donna Chrisman

Donna ChrismanThirty-three year teaching veteran Donna Chrisman was first introduced to scientific inquiry-based instruction just a few years ago. Her first classroom implementation with this approach involved student learning of non-science content as much as science content and this proved to be an eye-opener for her.

She holds a BS degree and completed further graduate studies in Elementary Education. Her teaching experience includes Grades 1 through mathematics, reading, language arts, social studies, science, and art; and Grade 6 mathematics, language arts, and reading.

Throughout her grade level teaching experiences, she has taught Special Education Program students, including Gifted, Emotionally Disturbed, Speech/Language students, Resource Room students-minimal to moderate support, and students from the Bilingual Programs.

She is a three-time recipient of the Farmington Municipal School District’s Red Apple Award, Farmington, NM (2001, 2003, and 2010).

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