Mrs. Donna Hupe taught for 31 years in a private school, D.T. Watson Home in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, and in public schools at the Seneca Valley School District. Her experiences as a teacher included teaching students with special needs, working with gifted students, and providing education to students in the primary and middle school grades. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Slippery Rock University. In addition to serving on various school district committees, Mrs. Hupe was the president of the Seneca Valley Education Association for four years.
From 1990 to 1993, Mrs. Hupe taught graduate level courses for educators written by Performance Learning Systems, Inc. In 2006, Donna became an adjunct lecturer/field experience supervisor for Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She worked for SVC for almost 10 years before retiring from education.
Her most significant achievements include being a Fulbright Memorial Scholar (2003) who visited and studied in Japan, receiving the Profile of a Teacher Award (1989) presented by Campbell’s Soup and Family Circle Magazine for her efforts in developing children’s self-esteem, and being profiled as one of the “Professional Best” teachers (1989) selected by Learning Magazine. Donna is also the author of No New Teacher Left Behind.
The National Foundation for Improvement in Education (NFIE) awarded Donna Hupe, while teaching at Seneca Valley, with a grant that supported a program created by the Seneca Valley Education Association. This program promoted parent education and allowed teachers the opportunities to present seminars and workshops about how to help their children at home.
Donna presently volunteers in a first grade classroom in western Michigan where she resides.
Donna Hupe has always had a goal to share her teaching experiences and expertise with other teachers in the field, education majors, and parents. This goal has now been reached via her new website, Every Teacher Can!