Donna M. Neary

Donna M. Neary

Social studies teacher

Brief Biography

Donna M. Neary teaches social studies, U.S. history and humanities to English learners in the Accelerate to Graduate (A2G) program at Iroquois High School in Louisville, Ky. She and fellow educators created the A2G program in 2017, designed for immigrant and refugee students in danger of aging-out of high school before earning a diploma. The program won an AdvancED Best Practices Award in 2018, and she was selected as Kentucky's Outstanding Social Studies Teacher the same year. Her chapter on the importance of field trips to English learners was published in “Knowledge Mobilization in TESOL: Connecting Research and Practice.”

Neary earned an ED.S. degree in education leadership from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in History from Loyola University Chicago, and bachelor of arts degrees in history and journalism from Murray State University, Murray, Ky.

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