With heartfelt appreciation and immense gratitude, The Donoho School announces the retirement of Mrs. Donna Plunkett. With thirty-six years of service, Mrs. Plunkett has the greatest tenure of any current Donoho employee. In addition to her time as intermediate department chair and grades 4-6 science teacher, Mrs. Plunkett has coached the Science Olympiad team for the past twenty-seven years, bringing home sixth place or higher every year. She was also a pilot participant with JSU’s Little River Canyon Field School and traveled with sixth graders to Little River for over twenty years. She then continued leading experiential education with her students at Camp McDowell.
If you were lucky enough to have Mrs. Plunkett as part of your Donoho experience at the Lower School, then you understand her love for science and her passion for teaching. From Little River and Camp McDowell to Science Olympiad and the Maker Space, Mrs. Plunkett has inspired Donoho students for nearly four decades. Mrs. Plunkett is mentioned each year during visits with alumni, and many credit her with igniting their love of science that lead to successful careers in medicine and engineering.
Mrs. Plunkett, your impact has been remarkable, and you will be tremendously missed.