Dona Turner joined the SKDS staff in 2011 as our third grade teacher.
She attended UW-Madison and Marian University where she obtained her
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence teacher’s license.
Mrs. Turner is originally from
the southeastern part of Wisconsin, where she and her six siblings grew
up on a dairy farm and attended the nearby Catholic school. She and her
husband, Larry have lived in several areas in Wisconsin. Her husband’s
relocation brought their family to the Beaver Dam area in 2000. Their
two daughters are both SKDS alumni. One
is currently at UW-Eau Claire and the other is attending UC-Berkeley.
Teaching has always been a part
of Mrs. Turner’s life from playing school in the basement of her farm
house to substitute teaching while her children were in school. She
believes the best part of teaching is watching students succeed at
simple tasks as well as more complicated ones and joining in their
excitement as they reach these goals.
Outside of school, Mrs. Turner
enjoys reading, biking, and camping in our National and State park
Her favorite quotes are:
“Believe you can and you’re Halfway There” Theodore Roosevelt
“Learning is not obtained by chance” Abigail Adams
Q. Do you have before and after school
Yes. We offer this service through the YMCA, called SACC (School Age Child
Care), which has several sites throughout the city. For more information on the
program contact the YMCA.
For families in the 4K program and our 3 year old preschool program, we offer an
Extend-A-Day program. This versatile Extend-A-Day is an optional extension to
both programs. For morning 4K students and 3 year old preschool students, class
is from 8:15 until 11:00AM. and Extend-A-Day is from 11:00 until 3:15. For
afternoon 4K students, Extend-A-Day is offered from 8:10 until 12:15 and class
is from 12:15 until 3:00PM.
participate in the Extend-A-Day program one day a week, or up to five
days a week. For three year old preschool, Extend Day is only available
opposite their class days on Monday and Wednesday. The rate for
Extend-A-Day is $12 per day plus $2.25 for school lunch (students may
bring a cold lunch and purchase milk for .40). Schedules must be turned
in on a weekly basis for each following week.
Extend-A-Day Coordinator works closely with our Early childhood teachers
to reinforce, enrich, and expand the learning that occurs in those
classes. There is also a rest period, recess, story time, etc. included
in the daily schedule for Extend-A-Day.
YMCA SACC (School Age
Child Care) Program for more information.