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Donna Callaway

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Donna Callaway began her professional career in education as a high school English teacher at Rickards High School in Tallahassee. She graduated from Florida State University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education. In 1985 she received her Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies and received an Advanced Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies with certification in Reading and Administration in 1988.

Under Ms. Callaway's leadership as Principal, Raa Middle School in Tallahassee has earned a school grade of "A" consecutively since 2000 and made Adequate Yearly Progress last year. She has served on the Tallahassee Community College Board of Trustees since 1999 and is active with the Tallahassee Symphony and the Florida State University Alumni Association and Golden Chiefs.

Educational Experience

Principal, Raa Middle School, Leon County Schools, 1994-2004
Assistant Principal, Sabal Palm Elementary School, Leon County Schools, 1993-1994
Assistant Principal, Raa Middle School, Leon County Schools, 1989-1993
Media Specialist, Belle Vue Middle School, Leon County Schools, 1985-1989
Language Arts Teacher, Belle Vue Middle School, Leon County Schools, 1980-1985
Visiting Instructor, Florida State University School, 1980
Instructor, Federal Corrections Institute, Tallahassee, 1965-1966
English Teacher, Rickards High School, Leon County Schools,

Educational Recognition

School Start Times Committee, Leon County Schools, 2003-2004
Software Selection Committee, Leon County Schools, 2003-2004
Secondary Grading Committee, Leon County Schools, 2003-2004
School Health Advisory Council, Leon County Schools, 2003-2004
Superintendent Appointed Member, School Staffing Committee, 1994-1997
Teacher of the Year, Belle Vue Middle School, Leon County Schools, 1985
Chair, Language Arts Department, Belle Vue Middle School, Leon County Schools, 1981-1985
Chair, English Department, Rickards High School, Leon County Schools, 1961-1963

Professional Affiliations

Tallahassee Community College Board of Trustees
Florida State University Alumni Association
Member, Beta Phi Mu, Library Science Honor Society

Civic Affiliations

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Board, 2000-present
Tallahassee Symphony Society, 2002-present
Turn About, Inc. Board, 2003-present
Leadership Tallahassee Nominee, 2000
Guardian Ad Litem — State of Florida, 1999-present
American Council for International Studies Tour Guide, 1985-present