Wildcat Administration

Dr. Tonya Pinckley

Dr. Tonya Pinckley, Principal

Dr.  Tonya Pinckley was born and raised in Houston County. After high school, she received her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University. She also holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Jones International, a specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from NOVA Southwestern, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership through Columbus State University.

Dr. Pinckley has been in education since 1992. Before becoming the Principal at Bonaire Elementary in 2024, she served as a primary-level teacher, intermediate-level teacher, Early Intervention Program - Reading teacher, school-wide literacy coach, system-wide literacy coach, school-wide instructional coach, and assistant principal of instruction.

Dr. Pinckley is married to Jeff, who retired from the Air Force and now teaches at Perry Middle School. Together, Mrs. Pinckley and her husband have four children, Richard, James, Rebecca (Gabe), and William (Miranda).


Ms. Emilee Coody, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mrs. Coody joined the Administration team in 2024. Prior to becoming the Assistant Principal of Instruction, she taught for six years at Bonaire Elementary.

Mrs. Coody graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working on he Doctorate of Curriculum and Instruction at Columbus State University.

When she is not teaching, Mrs. Coody enjoys walking her dog Nash who she rescued at the age of seven.

Amanda Parker

Mrs. Amanda Parker, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mrs. Parker graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education.  She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Elementary Reading and Math from Walden University.  After teaching in Statesboro, Georgia for seven years, Mrs. Parker earned a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Georgia Southern University.  She served as a school counselor in Statesboro, Georgia before moving on to earn her Ed.S in Educational Leadership.  Mrs. Parker served as an Assistant Principal of Langston Chapel Elementary School for three years.  She also served as a school counselor at South Ridge Elementary School in Castle Rock, Colorado and at Bonaire Primary School in Bonaire, Georgia.


She is married to Stan, and they are proud parents of two girls.  Mrs. Parker values relationships with students, staff, and families.  She is committed to serving the Bonaire community with respect and kindness.  She believes it’s always a good day to live the PAWS life.  She is thrilled to be a Bonaire Wildcat!