In 2014, Donald was promoted to Supervisor of Student Services at the Christina School District administrative office. He served in this role until his retirement in 2019.
In 2002, Donald became the principal at George V. Kirk Middle School. Six years later he became the principal at the Bayard School. In 2006, he was named "Educator of the Year" by Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. - Rho Chapter and the Newark branch of the NAACP.
Beginning with the Red Clay Consolidated School District and in 1997 moving to the Christina School District as a Business Education teacher. Donald served in a teaching role for four years.
From 1985 to 2000 (15 years), Donald served as the coach for the Girls Varsity Basketball team at Wilmington High School then Newark High School. He also coached Varsity Tennis at John Dickinson High School.
Donald was a member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board #11, including serving as a member of the Executive and Rating Committees.
Donald was drafted into the United States Army serving in the Republic of Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge after three years of distinguished service at the rank of sergeant E-5.
Donald B. Patton is a native Delawarean whose family has lived in Delaware for more than three centuries. He is the proud father of four children and nine grandchildren.
Donald has been very involved in the community. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Las Americas Aspira Academy Board. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Boys/Girls Club of Delaware, Inc. In addition, he was the President of the Jackson Street Boys & Girls Club Unit Board. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
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