Donna St. John, M.A., M.F.A.


Donna St. John, M.A., Western Michigan University.  Before becoming a professor, Donna taught in the K-12 setting for 27 years.  She has been named Teacher of the Year by two separate districts and has been named “Most Inspirational Teacher” nine times by Coopersville Public Schools. She has nationally and internationally published curriculum.   She has presented for the following organizations:

  • Group Facilitator for the Hope Brain Institute
  • Presenter for Michigan Education Association
  • Speaker for the Michigan Art Educator Association
  • Presenter for the National Art Education Association
  • Presenter for the Michigan School Board Association
  • Speaker for GRAM and Muskegon Museum of Art
  • Presenter for Spring Lake Public Schools
  • Presenter for Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University
  • Presenter for the Ottawa Area ISD on Rigor and Relevance

Donna has also exhibited her work in the following:    

  • Award Winner for the juried Lowell Area Arts Council
  • Grand Rapids Ballet Company
  • Fountain Street Church
  • Award Winner for the Muskegon Museum of Art
  • Award winner for the First Methodist Juried Competition
  • West Michigan Regional Juried Competition
  • Holland Area Art Museum
  • Illustrated and co-authored a children’s book that deals with the process of grieving.