David Donaldson, NEA Foundation

TITLE: Vice President of Programs

FUNDING AREAS: Public school districts, curriculum development, K-12 education, school unions

CONTACT: ddonaldson@nea.org, (202) 822-7840

PROFILE: David Donaldson joined the NEA Foundation in 2012 and serves as a vice president of programs for its Innovation in Teaching and Learning initiative. Here is his bio on the foundation's own website:

David Donaldson is the Vice President of Programs at the NEA Foundation Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, with a particular focus on curriculum.

Prior to joining the NEA Foundation, David was the Director of Education at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, where he oversaw K-12 classroom resource development, conducted pre-service and in-service educator trainings, and acted as the Vice-Chair of the UNICEF National Committee global competency network. David was a classroom teacher in: Slovakia, as a Peace Corps Volunteer; Montgomery County Public Schools, MD; and at Two Rivers Public Charter School, Washington, DC. David also served as an Education Program Specialist for the Peace Corps and as a Program Supervisor for the Collaborative Teacher Education Pathway at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

David earned his Master of Education from the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and earned certification in elementary and special education.