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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. Stamford Art Students Draw Prestigious Attention, Top Awards

    Stamford Art Students Draw Prestigious Attention, Top Awards

    A flourishing school art program in Fairfield County is preparing its students to become "visual and creative thinkers" for their 21st-Century career and a prestigious art gallery has taken notice.Fourteen students from Stamford School District's three high schools, including a top winner, received awards at the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, at the Teen Visions Art Show Nov. 17.The ...

  2. Around The Schools: Drug Counselor Course Is NY's First, Vets Remind Students Of Pearl Harbor

    Around The Schools: Drug Counselor Course Is NY's First, Vets Remind Students Of Pearl Harbor

    Here's a New York first: Mahopac High School now offers its students the Substance Abuse, Addiction & Recovery course leading to counselor certification. It is a viable career in New York, which is fourth, to California, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, for having the most employment options for substance abuse counselors.The elective will start in January and be open to ...

  3. New HS In Norwalk Will Save Local Taxpayers $100 Million

    New HS In Norwalk Will Save Local Taxpayers $100 Million

    The new high school coming to Fairfield County will save $100 million thanks to the state's budget plan for the building. A new school building will replace the existing Norwalk High School and be built on the same campus. Classes will be held at the current building until the new building is ready, or parts of it said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. He made ...

  4. Around The Schools: Bilingual Boost In Port Chester, Italian Teacher Wins National Award

    Around The Schools: Bilingual Boost In Port Chester, Italian Teacher Wins National Award

    Bilingual education opens the world to kids culturally and gives a boost to their brains so it is no surprise that a dual language program is gaining steam at a Westchester school district.The program's goal is to have students become proficient in English and Spanish. Children have the opportunity to be bilingual, bilateral and bicultural thanks to the new dual language program at Port ...

  5. Since Losing Son At Sandy Hook Mom Spreads His Nurturing, Healing Love Message

    Since Losing Son At Sandy Hook Mom Spreads His Nurturing, Healing Love Message

    In his final moments, Scarlett Lewis's son Jesse was a hero who saved children before losing his life. For Lewis who founded the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, her son is remembered on this seventh anniversary of Sandy Hook, not for his murder, but for the message he brought to the world of Nurturing Healing Love.The words were found written on a kitchen chalkboard by Jesse's mother ...

  6. Around The Schools: New High School Campus For Norwalk, Canaan Board Of Education Adds New Trio

    Around The Schools: New High School Campus For Norwalk, Canaan Board Of Education Adds New Trio

    Norwalk will get a new, expanded high school campus -- totally replacing the existing high school.State Sen. Bob Duff, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, Schools Superintendent Steven Adamowski, and other state and local officials announced plans for the new Norwalk High School on Monday, Dec. 9  The 337,000-square-foot facility will be expanded to include three unique school ...

  7. Pump It Up: Education Department Says Greenwich Students Are Fittest Of All

    Pump It Up: Education Department Says Greenwich Students Are Fittest Of All

    Are your children getting the minimum recommended daily hour of exercise -- a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline? Take heart, Greenwich Public School parents, because your kids are getting at least that. Their 60 minutes is at school alone.The schools' physical education program drew high marks last month when the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) ...

  8. One Book Unites—Not Divides—Westchester Cities, Towns

    One Book Unites—Not Divides—Westchester Cities, Towns

    Children's interest in reading declines by the age of nine according to the Scholastic 2019 Kids and Family Reading Report.So having children and tweens/teens along with adults included in this year's One Book Westchester is a boost for county families. The committee decided to offer three reading selections in order to target three different age groups, thus widening the ...

  9. 'Let's Fix Them,' Bridgeport Mayor Says To City Schools, Housing Authority

    'Let's Fix Them,' Bridgeport Mayor Says To City Schools, Housing Authority

    In October, a family at Green Homes, an affordable housing community in Bridgeport, went without water several days through a weekend after a burst pipe flooded their unit and others. When Mayor Joe Ganim got the news from his staff, he wanted to "find out the correct story" then work on a plan to improve the lives of city housing residents."There's no reason a mother and two ...

  10. No Dread, Just Fun During Phys Ed At This Westchester School

    No Dread, Just Fun During Phys Ed At This Westchester School

    Remember the existential dread of phys ed class? Children good at sports love gym class, but just the thought of going could be en energy drain for non-athletes.Nearly every youngster can learn to ride a pogo stick or spin a plate. They are just a few of the fitness activities that enlivened physical education classes recently at a school in Westchester.Third- to fifth-grade students ...

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