Donna McGuire, Executive Administrator, brings 20 years of experience in educational leadership and instruction. She served as the Assistant Principal for 12 years in the Alief School District, and supervised the Special Education program. At Elementary and Middle school levels, Donna spearheaded the academic development of Gifted and ELL students. She was a Reading Specialist and Social Studies Specialist; and was appointed as the Campus ESL Specialist monitoring and serving the large LEP population of students new to the US.

Donna has authored and published District-level Middle School U.S. History and Texas History Curricula, Pacing Guides, Executive Summaries, and Lesson Guides. She has also developed and presented, at the District level, numerous professional development sessions in the areas of Social Studies, Gifted/Talented Instructional Strategies, Differentiated Instruction, Lesson Design (Understanding by Design), and Cognitive Coaching.

During Donna’s career in education, she has served as an Advocate for children, ensuring the students within Special Education received necessary testing and services. Children with disabilities remains her passion.

Donna has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as a certification in Special Education. She holds a BS in Education from the University of Houston.

Donna joined Safal Partners in March of 2017, after retiring from the State school system.