The STEAM Train led by Donna Hylton, who is a committed technology professional and community leader with over 30 years of experience. Donna began her technology career in college while working as a Data Center Coordinator in New York City. She has worked as an end-user database specialist, programmer, systems team leader, and information systems manager. Donna started teaching at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut as an adjunct in 1997 and was hired full-time in 2000. Today she serves as a professor and Program Coordinator of the Computer Information Technology Systems and Management Information Systems degree programs at the school.
Donna earned her undergraduate degree in Administrative Computer Systems from Hofstra University, and her master’s degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University. She has also earned a second master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Whether it is teaching students how to hone their skills, leading the Computer Club, or enlightening children to the wonders of technology, the joy is the same – the tilling of a fertile mind. Donna can inspire people from all strata of life to be the best they can be. She also applies this energy to the many community-based activities with which she is engaged. In 2002, she created “Adventures in Learning” a free JOY Camp for kids in Middletown. This educational camp (which she continues to direct) uses creativity and innovation to get children excited about computers, academics, and the arts.
Donna and her husband Pastor Paul Hylton have served the congregation of Shiloh Christian Church since 1988. Working alongside her husband, who is the church’s Senior Pastor, Donna serves as Pastor of Administration and Counseling. She is also involved in humanitarian mission trips to various locations in the United States and around the world. Her extensive experiences make her uniquely qualified to inspire clients from all backgrounds and walks off life as the STEAM Train’s leader.