January Faculty Feature: Katie Newton

January 22, 2020

Katie Newton believes in the educational experience at The Donoho School, and she is happy to spend her days introducing new families to what it means to be a Falcon.

Q.   What is your role at The Donoho School?  
A.   Currently, I serve as Director of Advancement and Admissions at Donoho.  The Admissions Director role focuses on recruitment and enrollment management, student retention, our international student program, and our scholarship and financial assistance programs.  The Advancement Director duties include working with our advancement team for the school’s marketing, alumni relations, and development/annual giving efforts.

Q.   What do you enjoy most about The Donoho School?
 A.   As an employee, I am thankful to work alongside such a dedicated and professional team of faculty and administration.  My colleagues are inspiring, and their diversities and talents make The Donoho School a true gem for our area. As a parent, I am thankful that my children attend a school that encourages a well-rounded education with an unmatched number of opportunities.  With music, art, foreign language, theatre, coding, athletics, and private music lessons, opportunities abound for even our youngest students.

Q.   What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to The Donoho School? 
A.   I love to cook, and I have incorporated this hobby into a Camp Donoho summer camp.  Each June, I teach Summer Chefs camp. Aspiring cooks and young chefs use fresh ingredients to follow a recipe from start to finish.  Students gain confidence in the kitchen and take home delicious creations to share with their families. Summer Chefs camp is always a blast!

Q.   What's your favorite part about your role at Donoho?
A.    I love introducing new families to The Donoho School.  Whether it’s a campus tour or walking a new family through the enrollment process, it is always exciting for me to share our programs and introduce our faculty to prospective families.