Donna Migdol
Oceanside School District, NY
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Donna Migdol is a teacher in Oceanside Schools’ (New York) elementary gifted and talented program and is a former grades K-6 mathemtics lead teacher for Oceanside Schools. Ms. Migdol has presented her classroom engineering design work and math lessons to the Peer Review Panel in Albany, as well as to the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. As a third grade teacher, Donna’s classroom was filmed by WNET Teacher Net, where engineering design coupled with inquiry based mathematics and science instruction was highlighted. Donna co-developed and facilitated the Math, Science, and Technology Summer Institute at Hofstra University. She has served as an adjunct professor at Hofstra University, teaching graduate elementary mathematics, science and technology courses. She has professionally developed teachers at the SUNY OLD Westbury Mathematics Problem Solving Institute as well as served as an elementary math consultant for many school districts on Long Island. Donna has published several articles and her work as a teacher has been cited in Alfie Kohn’s book, The Schools Our Children Deserve. Donna’s work with students was also cited in chapter one of “Exemplary Science in Grades 5-8: Standards-Based Success Stories, edited by Robet E. Yager. Her students are passionately engaged in STEM learning. She is also presently partnered with Hofstra University’s Center for Technological Literacy as a curriculum writer for two grant-funded projects geared to grades 6-8.

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