Meet the Gifted Coordinator
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Counseling Florida Atlantic University Bachelor of Arts in History -Minor in Secondary Education University of Florida
Mrs. Donna DeMarco
Mrs. Donna DeMarco has worked for Broward County Public Schools for over 20 years and is a product of Broward County Public Schools, graduating from Coral Springs High School.
Mrs. DeMarco holds a Masters degree in Counseling, with a specialization in School Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and a Minor secondary education from The University of Florida. Mrs. DeMarco is also Gifted Endorsed, having taken all of the necessary courses in Gifted Studies.
Mrs. DeMarco also has classroom teaching experience, having taught World History, American History, Geography, Psychology and freshman English courses early in her career. She has also worked as an adjunct professor teaching collegiate study skills at Broward College.
Mrs. DeMarco brings enormous experience to the Gifted Academy @ Plantation High School in areas such as Naviance, coordination of PSAT and AP exams, Dual Enrollment Coordinator as well as counseling skills and advising for all grade levels in the areas of academic, college, career, and personal counseling.
Her philosophy of school counseling includes building relationships with students all of backgrounds, having enthusiasm to help students, advocating for students' success, and collaborating with parents and other school professionals
Building relationships means that, as a gifted coordinator, she interacts with students, cares about their personal lives, listens to their concerns and shares quality time with them. Students feel safe, accepted and welcome every time they visit with Mrs. DeMarco, and they know that she is there to help.
Mrs. DeMarco is currently the co-sponsor of the Broward Stops Violence Club as well as the coordinator of the Teacher Induction Effectiveness and Retention (T.I.E.R.) Program at Plantation High School