Mrs. Donato began her violin study in 3rd grade at McKnight Elementary and participated in the orchestra and choral programs in the North Allegheny School District until graduating in 2004. Mrs. Donato graduated from Duquesne University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and was recognized with the Outstanding Music Education Student Award. She earned a Master of Music in Music Education from Duquesne University in 2015. Prior to her appointment in North Allegheny, Mrs. Donato taught high school and elementary school orchestra in the Elmira City School District in Elmira, NY and elementary school orchestra in Peters Township School District in McMurray, PA. Before teaching middle school and high school orchestra in North Allegheny, Mrs. Donato taught elementary orchestra at Franklin Elementary and Ingomar Elementary. She lives in Marshall Township with her husband and two daughters.