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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.

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  1. Around Westchester Schools: Best HS In History, Andy Pallotta Again President Of Teachers Union

    Around Westchester Schools: Best HS In History, Andy Pallotta Again President Of Teachers Union

    Andy Pallotta, a former Valhalla resident who taught in New York City elementary schools, was elected to a second three-year term as president of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) union.His re-election was part of the Representative Assembly meeting — the first-ever virtual meeting in the union's history. Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango, a former Pittsford middle ...

  2. Around Fairfield Schools: Pride En Plein Air, Euro Winners, No Parade So Musicians Step In

    Around Fairfield Schools: Pride En Plein Air, Euro Winners, No Parade So Musicians Step In

    A Plein air painting project is giving art students at a Fairfield County school the chance to express their talent.One at a time they are taking turns to paint designs on benches to display school pride at the entrance to Saxe Middle School in New Canaan. The effort begun in May is through a newly formed Saxe Spirit Benches club. Art Teacher Cara Beatman is leading the project. ...

  3. Coaches Honor Class Of 2020 Under Friday Night Lights In Westchester

    Coaches Honor Class Of 2020 Under Friday Night Lights In Westchester

    A lit contest field and beaming scoreboard display of 20:20, void of people, must have seemed odd Friday night in Westchester.The May 15 spectacle was a fitting and pride-packed tribute from the athletic senior athletes at John Jay High School in Cross River.It was the second in a Friday Night Lights series of videos that will be posted every Friday exactly at 8:20 p.m. on the Katonah ...

  4. Westchester's Eisen Rejoins Congressional Race In Westchester, Rockland For Lowey Seat

    Westchester's Eisen Rejoins Congressional Race In Westchester, Rockland For Lowey Seat

    Congressional candidate Josh Eisen, who was previously running as a Republican then withdrew his candidacy for U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey's 17th District seat being vacated at the end of 2020, wants to run again. Only now he wants to run as an independent candidate.The Republican candidates in the race are Yehudis Gottesfeld and Maureen McArdle-Schulman and there are eight Democrats on the ...

  5. Around Fairfield County: Restaurant Week, Dining Permits, Census For PPE, Call In Crisis

    Around Fairfield County: Restaurant Week, Dining Permits, Census For PPE, Call In Crisis

    This Fairfield County city is gearing up to re-open restaurants with outside dining but right now you can order your favorite takeout and snag a deal. The Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and  City of Danbury are hosting Virtual Restaurant Week until Sunday, May 17. This event promotes curbside pick-up and delivery and here's the list of participants. With Connecticut ...

  6. No European Tour But Fairfield Choir Draws Thousands As It Calms With 'Troubled Waters'

    No European Tour But Fairfield Choir Draws Thousands As It Calms With 'Troubled Waters'

    Dates at European concert halls may be canceled, but a calming "Bridge Over Troubled Water" virtual performance by Fairfield County Children's Choir posted on Facebook drew 17,000 views so far.The moving cadence of young voices singing Paul Simon's lyrics as "When evening falls so hard. I will comfort you. I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes" is ...

  7. No Rush On Buying But Right-Priced Homes In Desirable Areas Still Sell In Fairfield County

    No Rush On Buying But Right-Priced Homes In Desirable Areas Still Sell In Fairfield County

    Fairfield County real estate is on a bumpy road, but a realtor here has seen a "fresh wave of interest" among buyers since the start of May."About half the home buyers in Fairfield County are on hold, "said Jeff Woda, a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker, but the full picture, he continued, is not yet known. That will come in the second and third quarters to compare. Ridgefield, ...

  8. 'Meaningful' Matters In Distance Learning, Instructional Videos Not New In Education

    'Meaningful' Matters In Distance Learning, Instructional Videos Not New In Education

    Do you wake up feeling like your children are in a Petri dish and can't wait for the hindsight to know how well it's working?White Plains Middle School- Highlands Principal Ernest Spatafore takes a glass-half-full approach looking back over the past two months. The biggest challenge, he said in an email, is finding out "the appropriate balance between providing engaging, worthwhile ...

  9. Art Comforts & Inspires Children, Says Award-Winning Educator In Fairfield County District

    Art Comforts & Inspires Children, Says Award-Winning Educator In Fairfield County District

    When's the last time you've taken a long pause to enjoy one of your child's paintings? Notice the colors. Look for symbols. There are clues about what your child is thinking if you look closely."A child's artwork is really about communicating who they are and how they understand their world," said Greenwich Public School art teacher Le Ann Hinkle, who teaches at Julian Curtiss School ...

  10. Around Fairfield County Schools: Free Meals For Children, Band Learning From Best In Country

    Around Fairfield County Schools: Free Meals For Children, Band Learning From Best In Country

    Staying home to stay safe is not easy if you're a band student so a local instructor thought of a way to kick it up in virtual learning. He asked members of the country's most prestigious marching bands to record themselves playing the same music his students were.The professional musicians belong to the President's Own United States Marines Band. Their instrumental recordings are ...

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