Bonnie is a passionate and enthusiastic award winning elementary school teacher and researcher. She obtained her Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Alberta in 2003 and her Master of Education Degree from the University of Victoria in 2013, in the area of Language and Literacy; her research focused on multimodal learning (the many ways that children explore and communicate their learning) and the connection between play, story, and literacy acquisition.
Bonnie has worked with students, parents, teachers, schools, school districts, and aid organizations in Western Canada and Nepal. She has developed research based literacy workshops for teachers, and for parents, and was the educational consultant during the design, construction, and opening of a school built in Nepal.
Bonnie truly believes in the power of education. Education is the door to possibility for children, and literacy is the key to that door. All children are bright and capable learners and deserve to have their unique gifts and talents valued, and to develop confidence in their capabilities. Each child deserves to have a foundation in place that gives them the best chance of pursuing their passions and dreams. Bonnie is dedicated to empowering parents by sharing all of the tools they need to infuse literacy into their everyday lives, to ensure their child's reading success, and to inspire their children to love learning!
Changing the world through education is part of Bonnie's business model. Each for profit training program will be tied to a non-profit partner who supports literacy instruction to families in need, locally and globally.
Bonnie lives in Victoria, Canada, with her incredibly wonderful husband and her lovely & clearly talented puppy (see above picture). She loves new friends, and is admittedly super nerdy about anything early literacy related, so if you want to chat about how your awesome toddler or preschooler is learning, click on one of the links below.