Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Donna Pavelka
Welcome to my Second Grade class at Saraland Elementary School. I graduated from the University of South Alabama in Elementary Education in 1997 and obtained my Master's Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2001. I achieved National Board Certification in 2014. I am proud to teach in the same community that I live and honored to be part of this historic school system. This is the start of my 22nd year of teaching.
I married my high school sweetheart and have been happily married since 1996. My son Austin is 21 and is a Saraland graduate. He is currently attending South Alabama. Go JAGS! My daughter Savanna is 17 and a Senior at Saraland High and is the Drum Major of the amazing Spartan Sound Marching Band for the 2nd year in a row! We are so proud of her!
I attend Destination Church where I love to be a part of the praise and worship team.
Second Grade is such a special year. Each student's independence is blossoming along with their love of learning!
"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child."
one of my favorite quotes from Forest Witcraft
B.S.Elementary Education- University of South Alabama
M.ED. Masters in Early Childhood Education- University of Southern Miss.
National Board (NBCT)