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Donnan Stoicovy

Donnan Stoicovy (PA '96)

PA Master Naturalist

At the time of the Award, Donnan Stoicovy was:

Park Forest Elementary School
State College, PA

Biographical Information

After 45.5 years in education, Donnan Stoicovy retired with 32.5 years as an elementary teacher and years of experience as both an elementary and middle school principal. Stoicovy has also worked as an independent school educator and as a Head of School at a small Quaker School for 3 years.

Stoicovy continues to be involved in Environmental Education as a Chair of the Advisory Council for Environmental Education in PA, a Board member for ClearWater Conservancy, Centre Outdoors, Chair of the Millbrook Marsh Advisory Council and Chair of the PA Project Learning Tree Steering Committee and the Colerain Center for Education, Preservation and the Arts. During her time as a school leader, Stoicovy helped to lead two schools to receive the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School recognition.

In retirement, Stoicovy is working to become a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist. Her goal is to continue to connect with students by being a volunteer naturalist at some of the local environmental education sites - Millbrook Marsh, Shaver’s Creek, Colerain Center for Education, Preservation and the Arts, and the Arboretum at Penn State.

Personal Message

"As a Milken Educator, I am privileged to stand shoulder to shoulder with such phenomenal educators. I am constantly inspired to continue to become an awesome educator (and learner). Congratulations to all of the Milken Educators! I am so pleased to be a part of such a prestigious group of dedicated educators. Thanks for all of the passion that you bring to educating all learners!

Additional Information


1974 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, B.A., M. Ed.

Civic Engagement, Service Learning, Environmental Education, Sustainability