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Donna Russell

Donna Russell

Walden University

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Donna's work combines: Education, Technology, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Doctoral Faculty

I mentor doctoral students and teach graduate courses.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Washington High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs

    Webster University

  • Graduate Degree

    Curriculum and Instruction

    University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Doctorate

    Educational Psychology

    University of Missouri-

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Education Teachers, Postsecondary:

Bachelor's Degree: Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs

Graduate Degree: Curriculum and Instruction

Doctorate: Educational Psychology

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    The birth of my children were the most important aspects of my life and my academic journey.

  • 2.

    Finding the monetary resources to continue on my academic journey including driving really old cars to save money!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    There are too many problems; money, lack of time, family responsibilities and restoring a home built in the 1800's, so you should stop taking classes.

  • How I responded:

    I would recommend that you push your goals in multiple areas of your life and include your degree completion as a part of the process-not outside of the process- of self-actualization. You can do it all.