Emily Donaldson

Emily DonaldsonEmily Donaldson started work at the Charter School in 2015, when she moved here from Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. Emily taught Modern World History and Advanced Placement Art History for four years at James Hubert Blake High School, an arts and humanities high school in Montgomery County, Maryland. Before that, she worked for two years on a funded grant at the University of Maryland, studying content area literacy education for students in poor districts. Before entering this career, she spent approximately 10 years acquiring bachelor’s degrees and waiting tables, slowly working her way up to one of the top fine dining steak houses in Washington DC. She has three bachelor’s degrees in Art History from CSU, and Secondary Education and US History from the University of Maryland.


Emily comes from a family of scientists and educators who all have talent in some area of the arts, and who all value outdoor adventures. Although she didn’t end up with the scientist gene, she shares her family’s passion for inquiry in education, and the arts and nature. Emily is a terrible cello player, but a very talented painter.