Dr. Donna Gaffney

Dr. Donna Gaffney


Teams: MTSS, Special Education, DEIB

Dr. Donna M. Gaffney has served as Montgomery County Intermediate Unit’s Director of Professional Learning since 2013. With a diverse background in curriculum, instruction and professional development, Dr. Gaffney has collaboratively envisioned and advanced professional learning opportunities throughout Montgomery County.

Dr. Gaffney began her career as a Mathematics teacher in 1994. She has instructed students at both the middle and high school level in traditional as well as multi-disciplinary, co-taught, and vocational environments. In her work as a staff developer and school district administrator, Dr. Gaffney has supported a variety of schools and districts with comprehensive professional development and continuous improvement planning. Her work and involvement in education at the local and state level is foundational to her knowledge and understanding of best-practices in teaching and learning today.

Dr. Gaffney is passionate about leadership development, serving as practicum supervisor to aspiring and practicing school leaders as they build or strengthen their capacity to lead. She is currently partnering with the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) on a pilot program that focuses on principal pathways and pipelines.

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