Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Bacteriology major and chemistry minor GT certification

Mrs. Donna Yovan

Chemistry Teacher

Hello - I am Donna Yovan and it is my pleasure to teach chemistry at BHS! I started my teaching career at Austin Junior High back in the Dark Ages. I continued teaching at Santa Fe H.S.; Sam Houston H.S. in Houston and completed at Dickinson H.S. when I retired in 2012. I have taught a lot of different science courses over the years: Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science (IPC), biology and AP Biology, chemistry and Pre-AP chemistry, Pre-AP Anatomy & Physiology. I told my husband that “I failed at retirement.” And because, I love teaching and watching students learn, I was fortunate enough to get a teaching position at Ball H.S. in 2015. My husband Alex, who attended BHS, and I have been married nearly 50 years. We traveled extensively during my three-year retirement: a month long RV trip to California, ten days in Hawaii, a week in Florida and a 35-day cruise around half of North America (from Alaska through the Panama Canal, one port in South America and back to Galveston). We have reared 3 children and are blessed with 7 grandchildren. Our spare time is with family and church groups.