My name is Donna DuBois Van Deruzen, however my students lovingly call me DVD. I have a passion for teaching children using creative, interactive, and meaningful methods. We have fun too!
I began my teaching career in Utah earning a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Topics of study included literacy instruction, and child development. This concentration gave me a strong foundation in understanding best practices for elementary students. In 2006, I earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership focusing on learning assessment and system performance. This specialization provided advanced graduate training in both practical & technical aspects of documentation and use of school outcomes. My focus included understanding systems for assessing learning and utilizing results. During my 20 years as a professional educator, I have taught 2nd-5th grade. I also taught K-5 technology classes. Additionally, I held the position of Title One Coordinator and in 2007-08, also I worked as a professional development specialist for our central office. In this position I created and taught many professional development workshops in literacy education and technology integration. In 2010
I was named Oregon Teacher of the Year. This honor allowed me to attend International Space Camp, meet President Obama, and to collaborate with educators around the world. More recently I have started a store on Teacher's Pay Teachers called DVD's Creations. This allows others access to the arts integrated project based learning lessons I teach in my classroom. Additionally I am a Project Based Learning Staff Development Specialist. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Donna DuBois Van Deurzen
Camas Ridge Community School
1150 East 29th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Store: DVD's Creations