We Celebrate: Jen Bonham

Jennifer Bonham thought about being a nurse when she was young but quickly changed her mind the day she saw NFL quarterback Joe Theismann break his leg. Her love of children and math drew her to the field of education where she has spent 28 years in the Colonial School District. She leaves as an instructional  math coach with too many special experiences to count saying, “I have some great memories of moments in my classroom of the light bulb going off in students’ minds, of coaching a variety of sports, and of traveling to Spain with Mrs. Buzby and the Spanish 3 & 4 students.  But mostly my best memories will come from the lifelong friends I have made over my years in CSD. I am blessed enough that I am now able to call many of my former students  my friend.” Even though Bonham has a passion for numbers. McCullough Principal Bill Johnston says Bonham is leaving a 30 year legacy of helping students, their families and staff adding, “Dr. Bonham has supported all students and provided them access and opportunity to high quality instruction. As an athletics coach, she has worked to support student-athletes’ sense of sportsmanship and skill. As an instructional math coach, she has led the development and growth of dozens of teachers in the most cutting edge teaching practices. Dr. Bonham is a former district teacher of the year and will be missed dearly as a leader in our school, district, and community.”