Donna Stephens began her teaching career in 1992 working in early childhood and primary settings; during this time she was involved in several school leadership teams overseeing school change and school-community engagement processes. As a literacy professional learning leader she initiated several strategic developments that supported Indigenous education staff and incorporated professional learning via digital technologies to remote and very remote communities.
In 2010 Donna joined with the Charles Darwin University’s School of Education (SOE) as a lecturer and then course co-coordinator. In 2013 she took over the role of the Teaching Schools Coordinator, a Department of Education partnership position within the SOE. These roles focused on undergraduate and post graduate students studying Education courses at Charles Darwin University and mentoring within educational settings.
Throughout her career Donna has been involved in remote teacher education and is currently a PhD candidate with the CDU School of Education focusing on Aboriginal Teacher professional identity and perceptions and motivations in relation to digital technologies. Her other interests include eLearning pedagogy, teacher identity and professional learning, organisational change and literacy.