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Donna Christopher

Contributing Writer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com
Donna Christopher covers schools and lifestyles in New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice Plus. Before starting at Daily Voice, she served as a reporter for the New Canaan Advertiser (2017-2019), first for HAN Network and then for Hearst Media. She worked as a content curator at Daily Voice from 2015-2017, and as a reporter at VerdictSearch from 2013-2015; and was a staff writer at Hearst Media for The News-Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. Donna has a B.A. in political science from Western Connecticut State University, and an A.A. in liberal arts from Norwalk Community College.

You can find more information about Donna in her MuckRack portfolio.

Donna Christopher's Contributions

  1. Newly Appointed Superintendent In Westchester Walks Into Role With 'Humility And Pride'

    Newly Appointed Superintendent In Westchester Walks Into Role With 'Humility And Pride'

    The new leader of a Westchester school district has a long career in education - he’s entering his 40th year - and no shortage of enthusiasm.Dr. Joel Adelberg was appointed superintendent in Bedford Central School District. He said he’s taking on the role with “humility and pride,” in the Board of Education’s announcement this week. An Armonk resident, he grew up in Brooklyn ...

  2. Here's A Fun, Easy Way To Break The Boring Streak And Help Fairfield County Children In Crisis

    Here's A Fun, Easy Way To Break The Boring Streak And Help Fairfield County Children In Crisis

    If your kids are complaining they're bored, it's time to break the monotonous routine. Here's a way that seems fun, can engage the whole family and can help other kids whose lives are much direr.Kids in Crisis in Cos Cob invites all county residents to download a free app today and join a Scavenger Hunt. The fun started Monday, July 27 but it's not too late — you have two weeks to ...

  3. Grace Farms Continues With PPE, Food Mission, Will Reopen To Public When 'Safe'

    Grace Farms Continues With PPE, Food Mission, Will Reopen To Public When 'Safe'

    You cannot walk the meandering trails on the 80-acre property in New Canaan nor settle in for lunch at The Commons or walk through the common space to admire the SANAA building and drink in its sleek sloping glass and steel architecture under one metal roof — on a hill that suggests it is floating on a river.But make no mistake, while temporarily closed for the public's safety, ...

  4. Literacy Initiative Central To Stamford Children Who Need It Most

    Literacy Initiative Central To Stamford Children Who Need It Most

    The typical summer slide in children's reading skills is additionally impacted this summer by students having less access to free books the past four months. And even though most Fairfield County libraries have steadily reopened since being allowed to July 7, kids still need to get to the branches. While online access to library books is plentiful, some families lack the technology ...

  5. Around Fairfield County Schools: Founder Of Diverse NYC School Hired, Top Teen Citizens

    Around Fairfield County Schools: Founder Of Diverse NYC School Hired, Top Teen Citizens

    A former assistant principal and founder at a small progressive school in Manhattan, Kristina Wylie-Colmenares has been hired as assistant principal, Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE), effective Tuesday, July 21, Stamford Public Schools has announced.Wylie-Colmenares fills the position vacated by Lawrence Keller, who is returning to the classroom to serve as the ...

  6. Westchester County Schools:  '400 Years' Talk Open To Students, Teachers, 'Hybrid' Plan

    Westchester County Schools: '400 Years' Talk Open To Students, Teachers, 'Hybrid' Plan

    Parents and students in one of Westchester's largest school districts can expect a "hybrid blend" of education when the schools can safely reopen, according to an educator there.The formula that will be used to reopen schools across New York State was released this week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement at a COVID-19 news briefing on Monday, July 13 in Manhattan. White ...

  7. Walkers, Shoppers Back At Mall With Plenty Stores Open, Some Restaurants Reopen

    Walkers, Shoppers Back At Mall With Plenty Stores Open, Some Restaurants Reopen

    Mall walkers are back in Danbury Fair — but visibly absent are common seating areas dispersed throughout the two-level mall. There is seating in the food court, though it is arranged for social distancing. Not all food court vendors are open for business, and sit-down restaurant Cheesecake Factory has reopened.Plenty of shoppers, however, are back as was evident this past Sunday. As of ...

  8. Here's Where To Sign Up For Piano Lessons If You Are An Essential Worker In Fairfield County

    Here's Where To Sign Up For Piano Lessons If You Are An Essential Worker In Fairfield County

    For those essential workers needing a creative outlet in Fairfield County, free piano lessons are about to begin.Did you know playing the piano takes away the pressures of daily life and can improve your mental health? So says research published by the National Institute of Health. A remote piano program for essential workers will begin this weekend, offered by ...

  9. After Months In Home School Kids Clammor For Camp Around Fairfield County

    After Months In Home School Kids Clammor For Camp Around Fairfield County

    COVID-19 may have put the kibosh on many a popular children's summer camp, but there are still several running at reduced capacity that are filling up quickly.  Here are a few creative options.Woodcock Nature Center camp started the first week in July with fewer children so as to comply with state safety guidelines. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of excitement, according to the ...

  10. New Senior Rabbi After 43 Years At Westchester Congregation Arrives With Hopeful Message

    New Senior Rabbi After 43 Years At Westchester Congregation Arrives With Hopeful Message

    For only the second time in its 43-year history, Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners has a senior rabbi as its leader. Before flying into New York from Israel at the end of June, Rabbi David Wilfond, who started the new role at the reform temple on July 1, was asked what hopeful message he might bring to the congregation in the midst of the world’s health crisis and fight for ...

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