Donna Axelson has lived in Cupertino for 40 years. Both her children,
Jeffrey and Matthew, went through Cupertino schools and graduated from
Monta Vista High School in 1992 and 1994. Donna is an elementary
school teacher with over 26 years of experience teaching grades K-7. She
received a B.A. in History from San Francisco State University and an
M.A. in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University.
Donna taught for 5 years in San Jose Unified School District before
coming to Cupertino. Donna has taught in Cupertino since 1984. Cupertino
Schools Donna has worked in include: Meyerholz, Stevens Creek (ACOT
School), DeVargas, Garden Gate (Department of California Model
Technology School), and Cupertino Middle School.
In 1994 Donna was the Cupertino Union School District Teacher of the
Year, the Santa Clara County Teacher of the Year, and she was
nominated for California Teacher of the Year. Donna has also lived and
taught in Poland, The Netherlands, and England (1997-2003).
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