Meet the Principal

Donna Whisonant

I began my career as a fourth-grade educator with the Fort Bend ISD family in 1989. I was born in Bedworth, a small English town in the UK, and emigrated with my family to Marietta, Georgia at the age of four.  During that time, my father joined the Army to provide for his family and give us a better education. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching, followed by my Master of Education from the University of Houston. I was proudly named Teacher of the Year in 1999, and then later honored as the District’s Elementary Principal of the year in 2016.  I also served as the English Language Arts Department Chair while teaching at Fort Settlement Middle School. I am a life-long learner and continue my education by participating in administrative professional learning opportunities for school improvement while fulfilling my vision of shaping the minds of children.

Serving in administration for the past 12 years at Austin Parkway Elementary led me to my dream of opening a brand new campus.  This is my third year to serve at Anne McCormick Sullivan Elementary.  As an educator, I strive for success and firmly believe that all students have the capacity to learn when they are taught in a positive and caring environment.  I believe in developing leaders while encouraging them to become independent learners of the 21st Century.

I have one 16-year-old daughter, two dogs, and two cats. In my spare time, I love participating in Ironman sports events.

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