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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. Most Popular Food Order Requests In Nation Revealed In New Survey

    Most Popular Food Order Requests In Nation Revealed In New Survey

    Spaghetti and extra olives. Weird. Apples with a side of mustard. Weirder. The first-ever Uber Eats Cravings Report reveals the most popular and most unusual delivery requests on Uber Eats in the past year.Some other odd pairings include shake and a side of ranch, mushrooms and ketchup, tilapia and cheese, poke and mayonnaise, sushi and cream cheese, and pizza and nuts, according to the ...

  2. Around Westchester Schools: Teacher Hits High, Caped Heroes, Math Whiz Talent Shines

    Around Westchester Schools: Teacher Hits High, Caped Heroes, Math Whiz Talent Shines

    A Westchester teacher has earned the country's highest certification and she's done it in record time.Bronxville High School teacher Beth Agarabi spent 160 hours over a year and received a National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. While most teachers who pursue the certification are allowed three years to complete the required ...

  3. Students In This Westchester District Climb Academically As Bilingual

    Students In This Westchester District Climb Academically As Bilingual

    New English learners in a Westchester school district where 31 percent of children in the elementary schools come from two-language households, have a unique opportunity to learn their academic subjects in two languages.The global-centric dual language program in Port Chester School District strives to give students the opportunity to gain proficiency in both English and ...

  4. Fairfield County's Grace Farms Fights Slavery in Building Materials Supply Chain

    Fairfield County's Grace Farms Fights Slavery in Building Materials Supply Chain

    A Fairfield County-based initiative is working to wipe out modern-day slavery from the building industry.Supply chain slavery is not a foreign problem. It may seem "out of our sight and reach, happening thousands of miles away," but homes and buildings everywhere, even in Fairfield County could have slave made materials, according to Sharon Prince, president and founder of Grace Farms ...

  5. Connecticut Piano Teacher Takes Holistic Approach In Lessons

    Connecticut Piano Teacher Takes Holistic Approach In Lessons

    Is your child a prodigy or just a kid who loves playing the piano? We asked talent development and strategic planning expert, Felicia Feng Zhang, to break it down for parents.Zhang has been teaching piano for 30 years in both China and the United States. After an extensive career in music education, Pedagogical practitioner, she developed her own unique teaching methods and founded All ...

  6. Byram Hills Faculty Get LGBTQ Training To Foster Inclusivity

    Byram Hills Faculty Get LGBTQ Training To Foster Inclusivity

    Staffwide training supports an inclusive climate for LGBTQ students in a Westchester high school.The faculty at Byram Hills High School attended a presentation this year on LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance by Lisa Scott of Center Lane Westchester Jewish Community Services. Center Lane is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) youth and community ...

  7. This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best Ice Cream In Connecticut, New Rankings Say

    This Fairfield County Eatery Has Best Ice Cream In Connecticut, New Rankings Say

    The best dish of ice cream you'll find in Connecticut is right here in Fairfield County, according to rankings reported in Travel + Leisure.Based on Yelp reviews, Ferris Acres Creamery, located at a popular family farm in Newtown, has Connecticut's best ice cream, the report says.The article reports that the crowd-sourcing platform looked at ice cream, frozen yogurt, and ...

  8. Westchester Eatery Serves Up Utensil-Free Meat, Vegetarian Stews

    Westchester Eatery Serves Up Utensil-Free Meat, Vegetarian Stews

    There's a casual restaurant in Northern Westchester where you can relax over a plate of meat or vegetarian stew served over Injera so you don't need utensils.Located in Mount Kisco, Ethiopian eatery Lalibela, which is also the name of a town in the Amhara region of northern Ethiopia, has a host of traditional dishes, including a hearty Siga Wat which is beef, lamb or chicken slowly ...

  9. What's Driving STEM Education In Westchester? Jobs, Of Course!

    What's Driving STEM Education In Westchester? Jobs, Of Course!

    More than 800 jobs come up when you type "STEM and Westchester" in the search fields on Indeed. They range from teacher to entry-level security work to research and development analysts—with most citing you need a STEM degree. The county's future workforce depends on the quality of its science, technology, engineering and math education. That is why a simple hands-on exercise in a ...

  10. Around Westchester Schools: Students Shine In Black Nativity, Concert At Iconic NYC Building

    Around Westchester Schools: Students Shine In Black Nativity, Concert At Iconic NYC Building

    Students in a Westchester high school brought a Black Nativity to life, while another district's musicians played a holiday concert in the iconic MetLife Building to shine a light on the season.The Dec. 10 Manhattan concert was in the building's main lobby, a highlight for the Irvington High School Wind Ensemble and Chorale. It was the annual Bernard Kaplan Memorial Music Program ...

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