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).