Donna Colangelo



BA in English from State University of New York at Potsdam
Certificate in American Sign Language from Lord Fairfax Community College


In college, Donna volunteered as a Peer Counselor providing information and guidance for young women. Donna also has experience as a tutor and Substitute Teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools in a wide range of grade levels and subjects. She also has over 12 years of experience as a communication access provider for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students as a specialized transcriber. These interactions with the Deaf community prompted her interest in learning and teaching American Sign Language and the inspirational history of the Deaf community.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Cooking and baking, especially Italian foods.
  • Raising dogs, currently two German Shepherds
  • Learning something new, presently Photography