Shackelford, Donna


Donna Shackelford is the founder and president of Supernova Science. She has more than twenty years experience as a science educator having worked as an a high school biology and earth science teacher in Duval County, FL, and Fairfax County public schools. Donna worked in a variety of other educational settings include as an independent tutor, curriculum developer and computer specialist at a private day school and a specialist in Loudoun County public schools before founding Supernova Science in 2009 to provide science enrichment programs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from George Mason University and a Masters of Education in Secondary School Science from the University of North Florida. Donna lives with her family in Sterling, VA.

  • “My daughter LOVED Ms. Shackelford. She pushed her to excel, without making them feel stressed out. She is kind and funny, but held students accountable. I had several interactions with Ms. Shackelford, and was impressed with her.” -A.R. (Herndon, VA)


  • “My son enjoyed most aspects of Environmental Science and shared that Donna Shackelford was a good teacher.” -C.S. (Fairfax, VA)
  • “My kids really enjoyed all her classes they took with Ms. Shackelford. They found her classes to be very hands on and engaging.” -T.W. (Fairfax, VA)