Donna Jenkins

Donna Jenkins

Academic Director
Lakeview • Mountain View

Donna Jenkins is the Academic Director at Alpine Academy. She came to Alpine in 2010 as the Special Education Director, a position she held until Spring 2022. She continues to oversee all IEPs and Special Education work for both campuses.

Donna earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Utah State University, and has worked in special education since 1988. She has taught in Utah, Nevada, and California, as well as in Japan, working with school children of all ages during her 30+ year career. Doing so has been extremely beneficial to helping her know how to best help students at Alpine with the challenges they face.

After more than 10 years at Alpine, Donna is still amazed at how hard the youth work to become their best selves. Her favorite part of working with the students is the way they leave little pieces of their personalities with her. While she may only work with a given student for a short year, she feels that each and every student makes her a better person.

Donna grew up on a ranch and loves the outdoors because of it, whether mowing the lawn, riding horses, or being at the beach.


  • Bachelor’s in Special Education, Utah State University