Donna A. Hayes White

Donna White

Title: Retired Secondary School Educator
Location: Treasure Island, Florida, United States

Donna Hayes White, Retired Secondary School Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in secondary school education.

Dedicated to sharing her knowledge with others and shaping the next generation, Ms. White dedicated herself to the field of education. She specialized in teaching speech and drama, and she added musical theater and stagecraft to her repertoire. Prior to her retirement in 2005, she worked as a high school and junior high school teacher at various schools in Pennsylvania and Florida before assuming employment with Gibbs High School in 1974. As a testament to her success, Ms. White was awarded the Distinguished Career Award for Secondary School from the Florida Theatre Conference in 1989, the Theatre Leadership Award from the Florida Association for Theatre Education in 1992, the Pinella County Educated Foundation Outstanding Educated Award in 2002, and the Suzanne M. Davis Memorial Awards from ETC in 2009.

In addition to her primary pursuits, Ms. White has involved herself in numerous civic ventures. She served as a sponsor of the International Thespian Society from 1974 to 2005, president of the Pinellas Association for Theatre Education at various points in her career, Treasure Island Historical Society president from 2005 to 2017, and a member of the Florida Association for Theatre Education from 1990 to 2005. She served as the co-chairperson of The Rose Years Extravaganza in 1990, co-director of Pinellahassee Day at the Capitol in 1990, on the board of directors of the Florida Alliance for Arts Education from 1990 to 1991, and as vice president, audition chair, chair of the secondary school division, and secretary of the Florida Theatre Conference at various points. Furthermore, Ms. White served as chair of the Teacher Incentive Grant Panel for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education from 1996 to 2008 and held secondary school auditions for the Southeastern Theatre Conference for the Florida Alliance for Arts Education from 1992 to 1994.

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