Sixth Grade Teacher, Landmark Academy
Lovingly known as the real-life Ms. Frizzle (both for her curly red hair and for her dedication to trying nearly every student idea), Bonnie is an educator to her core. She first discovered Landmark as a parent, seeking a good fit for her children with special needs. After enrolling them, she started working at the school as a Teaching Assistant, and fell even more in love with the school and with teaching. Shortly after, she went back to school at an online university - pursuing her Bachelor’s degree while supporting her son, who needed multiple brain operations. Bonnie would work from his bedside, from hospital waiting rooms and from doctor’s offices, ultimately earning her degree and eventually returning to Landmark as a fully certified teacher. A true charter advocate from the parent and educator perspective, Bonnie embraces every child's unique quirks, and thrives under the flexibility and autonomy in her role. Her fellow educators note that she regularly requests struggling souls in her class, and builds their trust to help them grow - assisted by her emotional support rat, Finnigan!