Course Facilitator Details

Mrs. Donna Ryan

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Location: Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States

Donna Ryan is currently a campus minister and religion teacher at Benedictine Academy in New Jersey. Donna's teaching background includes grades K-12 as a social studies, language arts, theology and gifted and talented specialist. In addition to more than 17 years in teaching, Donna served as Director of Family Catechesis and Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in northern New Jersey for five years. She is happily married for 25 years and is the mother of three children. She holds an MA in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University and an MA in Counseling from Liberty University. Donna is a licensed therapist in private clinical practice. She works mostly with families, adolescents and couples. As Director of Faith Formation, Donna's visionary leadership helped to revitalize the parish using Family Catechesis as a means for evangelization. Donna's past accomplishments include development of a school improvement plan for Holy Spirit School in Pequonnock which was adopted for use by Paterson Diocese for AdvancedED accreditation. Her curriculum expertise was instrumental in guiding the school through an extensive curriculum mapping project that served as a model for Paterson Diocese.