Donna Garner

Passionate Professional Dedicated to Quality Education

My husband of 58 years passed away. He and I have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. I taught for more than 33 years, retiring several years ago from the classroom where I taught all the way from Grade 5 through college during my teaching career.

I was appointed by President Reagan and re-appointed by President Bush to serve on the National Commission on Migrant Education in the late 1980s through the early 1990s.

Then I was chosen to serve on the English / Language Arts / Reading (ELAR) writing team for Texas when the TEKS education standards were developed for the public schools (1995-97).

I was also the lead writer of the Texas Alternative Document (TAD) for ELAR when we classroom teachers grew concerned about the lack of explicitness, grade-level specificity, and measurability in the TEKS.

I have also helped in the background with two other iterations of English / Language Arts / Reading curriculum standards for the state of Texas (2008 and 2017).

I worked for two and a half years as a writer/researcher for Scott & White Hospital’s Worth the Wait abstinence education program under the direct supervision of a practicing ob/gyn specialist.

In the mid-2000s, I became the writer/consultant for an online tutorial to help students ages 10 through 100 to learn English skills.

I spend a great deal of time researching, writing, and publishing about political, social, and education issues. Then I share that information with my thousands of contacts as a service to them. I receive no remuneration for my work.

It was my privilege to be named as an Upton Sinclair Award Winner in Education, and I was also an Education Policy Commentator for

I continue to be an active member of my local church; and I am a supporter of many pro-family, pro-life groups and organizations.