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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. She is presently the author of "No New Teacher Left Behind" and writes for suite101.com. Mrs. Hupe continues to present workshops for various organizations. One such conference is the SPSEA conference which is annually held in Pennsylvania for education majors. 

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.

During her time in Japan, Donna had the opportunity to visit different schools in Tokyo and Imabari. She participated in discussions with other American and Japanese teachers about educational issues existing in both countries. That visit led to working on committees at Seneca Valley School District to create cultural activities and events for students that helped develop better global awareness.

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 Hupe resides at Hidden Valley with her husband, David. She has one daughter and most recently became a grandmother. Her passion is linked with preparing the next generation of teachers and insuring that students everywhere receive the best education possible. She enjoys linking that passion through her writing and lecturing.