Donna Cloud–one of Brookstone’s dedicated educators–has been a part of our school for 16 years!

Her spiritual journey is a testament to her resilience and determination. 

Although she grew up in a church environment, Donna didn’t embrace Christianity until the age of 18. As a struggling single mother, she felt adrift, but by God’s grace, she came to know Jesus and devoted her life to Him. 

Her newfound faith inspired her to guide her family–including her two sons–on a path towards the Lord.  It was during this season that Donna felt a special calling in her heart to introduce children to the teachings of Jesus.

Donna would go on to receive a master’s degree in Christian Education, which led her to seek a formal teaching position. And by the Lord’s leading, she would discover Brookstone while driving through her neighborhood!

In the beginning, Donna helped in the Brookstone offices, in the classroom, and wherever she could be of service. Today, she teaches Bible for our kindergarten through third-grade students.

Throughout her years at Brookstone, Donna has not only witnessed the school’s growth but has grown with it. One thing that bound her to Brookstone was her niece, who attended the school and graduated a few years ago. 

Donna shared that her sister had always envisioned her grandchild receiving a Christian education. For Donna, it was a divine act that allowed her to see this vision become a reality. 

What makes Brookstone truly special for Donna today? It’s the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students through Jesus.

 “No place is perfect, but this is a happy place. This is a safe place. It’s like a safe haven for these kids.”

Donna remains faithful in her prayers too–diligently praying for the school, its leaders, supporters, fellow teachers, and students every day.

We are grateful to Donna for her incredible 16 years of serving at Brookstone. Her unwavering commitment and dedication have made a lasting impact on our school and the lives of our students, and we look forward to many more years to come!