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consultant , system administrator , art educator

Donna Elaine Davilla, American School system administrator. Certified art administrator, Iowa. Recipient Take Pride in Des Moines Teacher award Des Moines City Council,1993; Connie Belin fellow U. Iowa, 1985, 92, Fallingwater Conservancy fellow, 1992; named Iowa Distinguished Teacher, U. Iowa, 1993, OutstandingArt Supervisor of Iowa, Art Educators of Iowa, 1995; recipient Metro ArtsContbn. to Cultural Cmty. award, 1998.


Davilla, Donna Elaine was born on August 14, 1948 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Robert Harold and Melba Anne (Richmond) Davilla.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1970. Master of Fine Arts, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1972.


Graduate assistant Drake University, Des Moines, 1971, substitute teacher, 1971-1978. Secondary art teacher Des Moines Public Schools, 1972-1993, curriculum specialist for arts, 1988-1993, art facilitator, 1992-1999, art consultant, 1999—2004, director gifted and talented program, K-12, 2002—2004. Facilitator Heartland AEA II, Johnston, Iowa, 1991-1993, 2000-2010.

Chair art advisory council Des Moines Public Schools, 1990-2004, chair textbook selection, 1991-2004. Delegate People to People Middle East Arts Education, 1994. Art advisory board Grand View College, 1996-2004.

Consultant Mercy College, 2005-2010, adjunct professor, 2005-2010. Project coordinator Iowa Arts Council, 2006-2008. Presenter in field.


  • Certified art administrator, Iowa.


Assistant to campaign manager Dole for President, Des Moines, 1990. Active Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 1994, member's council Des Moines Art Center, 1989-1995, Print Club, Des Moines Art Center Board, 1997-1999, 2000-2001, 2007-2009. Active Mayor's Task Force for Beautification Des Moines, 2000-2001, 2007-2009.

Alliance Francaise Board, 2002-2010, Shakespeare Board, 2010. Member National Art Education Association, Art Educators Iowa (conference committee 1994, 95, 2005), National Association Gifted Children, Nebraska Art Teacher Association, Alliance for Arts (co-chair 1992-2002).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: watercolor painting, photography, traveling.


Robert Harold Davilla

Melba Anne (Richmond) Davilla