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Dr. Catherine Gardner

Dr. Catherine Gardner


Welcome to Bonaire Elementary School!

Bonaire Elementary is a school rooted in rich traditions and has demonstrated academic excellence through the years.  I truly believe that all our students are capable of learning and achieving at high levels if provided a positive and nurturing environment rooted in a culture of collaboration.  I am thankful to work with this community of educators, students, parents, and local community partners to provide our children with the best educational experience possible! It’s GREAT to be a Bonaire Wildcat!

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 District, 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 of Instruction at Northside Middle School.  Four years later, in 2017, she was named principal at Bonaire Elementary School.

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