Donna Axelson has lived in Cupertino for 40 years. Both her children, Jeffrey and
Matthew, went through Cupertino schools and graduated from Monta Vista High School
in 1992 and 1994. Donna is an elementary school teacher with over 26 years of
experience teaching grades K-7. She received a B.A. in History from San Francisco
State University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University.
Donna taught for 5 years in San Jose Unified School District before coming to Cupertino.
Donna has taught in Cupertino since 1984. Cupertino Schools Donna has worked in
include: Meyerholz, Stevens Creek (ACOT School), DeVargas, Garden Gate
(Department of California Model Technology School), and Cupertino Middle School.
In 1994 Donna was the Cupertino Union School District Teacher of the Year, the Santa
Clara County Teacher of the Year, and she was nominated for California Teacher of the
Year. Donna has also lived and taught in Poland, The Netherlands, and England
Donna currently is the Technology Resource Teacher for the Cupertino Union School
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