Principal's Pen

Dr. Catherine Gardner

Welcome Dr. Catherine Gardner!


The Houston County Board of Education appointed Dr. Catherine Gardner as principal of Bonaire Elementary School on February 14, 2017.  She previously served as the assistant principal of instruction at Northside Middle School.

"I am incredibly honored to be selected as the principal of Bonaire Elementary School," said Dr. Gardner. "I look forward to working alongside the teachers, families and community as we continue the rich traditions and academic success that the school has worked so hard to achieve."

Dr. Gardner was born and raised in Macon. She attended the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education. She earned her Master of Education in Reading Education from Georgia Southern, her Specialist in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Mercer University. As part of the Houston County School System, she has served
as a Language Arts teacher at both Perry Middle School and Mossy Creek Middle School. In 2013, she
was selected as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Northside Middle School.

She is married to Casey Gardner, who works at Headquarters AFRC. Together they have a daughter,
Anna Cate, and a son, Thomas.