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Leake, Donna
Coordinator of Internships and Department Recruitment
Arts & Sciences
Saw Mill

    Professional Experience

    University of New Haven – West Haven, CT

    Adjunct Faculty (2002-present)

    Sprague School District – Sprague, CT

    Superintendent of Schools (2011-2012)

    Salem School District – Salem, CT

    Superintendent of Schools (2005-2011)

    Cheshire School District – Cheshire, CT

    Elementary Principal (1994-2005)

    Cheshire School District – Cheshire, CT

    Assistant Superintendent (1989-1994)

    Cheshire School District – Cheshire, CT

    K-12 Curriculum Coordinator of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Health; Supervisor Elementary Guidance;; Supervisor Talented/Gifted; District Standardized Testing Program Coordinator K-12; District Facilitator State of Connecticut B.E.S.T. and Assessor Programs (1987-1989)

    Waterbury School District – Waterbury, CT

    Director/Evaluator Priority Schools; Coordinator Testing K-12, Staff Development and Magnet School Program (1984-1987)

    Waterbury School District – Waterbury, CT

    Computer Coordinator K-12 (1983-1984)

    Waterbury School District – Waterbury, CT

    Teacher K-12 (1974-1983)


     Make a Difference: Superintendent Monthly Online Community Updates, 2011

    Catch the Salem Spirit: Superintendent Bi-Monthly Community Updates, 2006-11

    Educating for High Performance, Science Quest, A.C.E.S. Exchange, 1993.

    Science Quest: Promising and Exemplary Programs and Materials in Elementary and Secondary Schools Science. Science Education Information Report, December, 1990.

    Science Quest: Research on Teaching and Learning: Enhancing Elementary Students' Attitudes toward Science. Science Education International, June, 1991.

    Science Quest: A Program That Works. Science and Children, 27(8), 20-21



    Ph.D.  -  Education

    University of Connecticut (1983)

    Majors: Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, Science Curriculum.

    Minor: Educational Research (quantitative and qualitative field research)

    Dissertation Title: The Effect of Computer Programming Instruction in BASIC and Logo on the Learner's Ability to Analyze Mathematical Word Problems

    M.A.  -  Education

    Fairfield University (1976)

    B.S.  -  Elementary Education

    University of Connecticut (1974)