• Donna Wilde
    Davidson River School

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 Welcome to the "School of Alternatives"

Phone: 828-884-9567


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. K-12 Exceptional Education/Elementary Education from the State University College @ Buffalo
MEd Special Education from the University of Maryland
Certification in School Administration/Supervision from the University of South Carolina
Certification in Advanced Ed ELIOT
Member, Pisgah Forest Rotary Club
Level 1 Google Certified

Welcome to the "School of Alternatives"

Welcome to Davidson River School, the school the offers high school students alternatives to help them graduate on time. I am Donna Wilde, Principal of Davidson River School. 

A little about me......

For the past 37+ years, I've enjoyed a life-long career in public education. I have had the pleasure of working as a principal in Transylvania County for over 19 years, first as Principal of Brevard Middle School and now at Davidson River School. While the majority of my career involved working in middle school education, I have thoroughly enjoyed helping high school students overcome obstacles and work towards graduation goals. I am proud of the accomplishments of EVERY STUDENT and the growth that I see when they are embraced by the DRS family! 

I love working closely with families to develop individual plans for each child to meet graduation goals. And I am very excited about the past few years where Davidson River School has collaborated with Blue Ridge Community College to offer our high school student college courses while still in high school - free of charge! The credits count both on high school and college transcripts. What a great deal for stud nets!! School year 2018-19 adds Nurse Aide courses taught at BRCC to the other college offerings. These include Auto Mechanics, Welding and Business Administration.