Donna majored in elementary education at the University of Northern Colorado and graduated in 1978. After teaching kindergarten for two years in Last Chance Woodlin, Colorado, Donna moved back to the Springs area.
She married Gary Frase (also a Manitou graduate) and started teaching in the Fountain-Fort Carson school district. She retired in 2014.
Donna’s two children attended Manitou Schools. Garret graduated in 2004 and Whitney in 2009. Donna is the proud grandmother of Holden Armstrong. Some of Donna’s favorite memories are those of traveling with her family.