Preschool Teacher and Administrator
Organization: Children First
In 1990, Donna King, informed by her graduate school study of child care quality, worked with a group of teachers and parents to found Children First, a small, nonprofit early education program in Durham, North Carolina — and she has been teaching, directing, and, most of all, learning there ever since. Donna’s book, Pursuing Bad Guys, is part of the ROW series, and chronicles the year that Children First teachers worked with pedagogista Pam Oken-Wright to join the children’s research on Bad Guys. Donna has three children — Cara, now 31; Anna Grace, now 28; and Josh, now 26 — all graduates of Children First.