Our Creative Team
Donna has 22 years experience as Executive Director of
non-profit organizations, including the NWCBS, Skinner
Community School and the NW Family Assistance Center dba
Ellen Torres Bienvenidos Food Bank. With strengths in
fund-raising, program expansion, and volunteer enhancement,
Donna has grown each organization to better serve its clients.
Donna's experience in administration and governance, combined
with a broad network within the community help to highlight
the work of the Coalition and to expand the reach of our
programs. She is a former elementary teacher who has used her
organizational skills to gather resources to increase academic
achievements of our precious children.
For the past 3 years, Donna has concentrated on assisting in
program management and handling fiscal responsibilities of the
Coalition, including invoices, payroll, insurance, donor
campaigns, grant expenditures, financial reports, budget
analysis and projections.
Donna is committed to working with staff, volunteers, teachers,
principals and the community, to further the reach of Coalition
programs and to ensure that every child has the opportunity for
Dr. Krug implements and monitors the North Star Tutor/Mentor Program
and Study Skills Training. He continues to update the tutoring programs so
that the fifth grade through high school students who serve as the tutors
achieve the maximum growth for the tutored elementary students. He
served as Executive Director of the Coalition for 4 years as well as Program
Director, and is now focusing full-time on programming.
He gained valuable experience creating and administering DPS Learn &
Earn Program in 1998-2000. He organized donors and trained middle
school students to refurbish, learn and earn the computers. While this
program was evolving as Learn and Earn, over 350 students and 115
parents earned computers.
Dell Computers took over the program in 2000, renamed it Dell
TechKnow, and expanded it to over 60 school districts in the US and
Canada. Through this program over 25,000 students have learned and
earned computers since 1998!
Dr. Krug's 20 years as a research scientist collecting and analyzing data has
given him skills to help improve our services. His analysis of data for the
North Star Program led to the implementation of a specific training
package and more intense training of tutors. He has used extensive best
practice research to refine the tutoring program and increase student
success for both for tutors and students in the North Star Program.