Wildcat Administration

Dr. Catherine Gardner

Dr. Catherine Gardner, Principal

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.S.Ed. In Education, Dr. Catherine Gardner taught at Perry Middle School and Mossy Creek Middle School. In 2013, she was appointed the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Northside Middle School. She has attended Georgia Southern University where she received her M.Ed in Reading Education; Georgia College and State University where she received her Ed.S in Educational Leadership; and Mercer University where she received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.  In 2017, she was named principal for Bonaire Elementary School. She is married to Casey Gardner and they have two beautiful children! She is proud to serve the great community of Bonaire Elementary! It’s GREAT to be a Bonaire Wildcat!
Ms. Tonya Pinckley

Dr. Tonya Pinckley, Assistant Principal of Instruction

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 Assistant Principal of Instruction at Bonaire Elementary in 2014, she served as a primary-level teacher, intermediate-level teacher, Early Intervention Program - Reading teacher, school-wide literacy coach, system-wide literacy coach, and school-wide instructional coach.

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).

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!