Dani Dontonio

I am excited to be assistant teaching in the Lavender classroom this year. I moved to Lexington from Illinois in early 2018 and started substitute teaching at LFP in the fall. I feel truly fortunate to be a part of this special community.

I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Columbia College Chicago where I learned set, prop, and puppet construction for film and theater. My introduction to working with children and young adults was with a Chicago theater company to bring Spectacle art into the classrooms of public schools which were otherwise entirely without art. Since those years, I have taken a break from the classroom to immerse myself in farming. I am looking forward to returning to teaching after several years of working on fruit, vegetable, and dairy farms.

I spend my free time tending to my huge backyard garden, building and crafting, hiking, cooking, biking, picking fruit if I can find it, or just sitting on my front porch swing.