Donna Saide has taught in the lower school at Columbus Academy since 2004 and has been teaching third grade since 2015. She also serves as the lower school math curriculum coordinator and assists with the after school homework club.  She has taught grades K-3 at Academy and has previously served as a lower school diversity community coordinator. Prior to joining Academy, Donna taught kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade for a combined 10 years at Bow Elementary School in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of Notre Dame College where she earned a B.A. in elementary education and a M.Ed. in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in elementary reading. 

Donna’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
"I love that we are a 3-year-old-12th grade campus. I’m so fortunate to teach in the Lower School and watch students grow up through the Middle and Upper School! I adore seeing and talking with former students every day on our magnificent campus."

Little-known fact
"I’m a rock and blues drummer."

Favorite sports teams
“Being from New England, I love the Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox and the Celtics.”

  • B.A. Notre Dame College , Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. Notre Dame College , Interdisciplinary Studies; Elementary Reading concentration