Director of Advancement Relations & Special Events
B.A. in Theatre and Philosophy, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Peaceable Schools Institute, Leslie University
Brewster Academy Summer Institute, Teaching Methodologies
Tuwa Yoga Teacher Training
Certified Shamanic Reiki Master Teacher/Trainer
Nia Certified White Belt, “Dance” Instructor
Donita is a veteran independent school person who has worn many hats in her 20 plus years of teaching and directing programs in various independent schools on both U.S. coasts. Prior to, and weaving throughout working in schools, she had three additional careers in recruitment & staffing, health & wellness, and fashion.
Donita’s career in schools has included the following roles – Director of Alumni Relations, Marketing, Communications, Parent Programs, Special Events, Diversity Programs, Summer Programs, After School Programs, External Relations, Head Dorm Parent, Advisor and many areas of teaching & directing- Theatre & Performance, English, ESL, Yoga, Mindfulness, Recreation & Play and Women’s Empowerment.
Donita is the spouse of the Head of School, Paul Amadio, and mother to three wonderful children, Colton who is a chef; Natalie who is a teacher; and Galen, an NAU student; and mother to three furry children: two pups, Cat & Hunter and one kitty, Mr. Blueberry Muffins. Recently, Donita became “Glammie” to Finn, her first grandbaby.
Donita’s passions include coaching acting, play & performance, working in healing modalities, empowering adult women and teens, singing, dancing, practicing yoga, swimming, and paddleboarding.