With her love for teenagers, Bonnie began college with the plan to become a children's defense lawyer. However, after four summers working as a high school camp counselor and an internship at San Francisco Juvenile Hall, she was convinced that education was the great equalizer. After teaching at Menlo-Atherton High School for eight years, she spent two years working at the district level as a resource teacher and new teacher advisor. Upon completing her masters, she became Sequoia's Instructional Vice Principal, viewing Sequoia as a school that was putting into action the very work she studied in her graduate program at UC Berkeley. She was named Principal of Sequoia High School in 2009.


An award winning teacher who has led Sequoia to top accreditation, Bonnie considers herself fortunate to be working with an incredible staff. She is a firm believer that all students can learn and that the most important part of that learning is the caliber of the adults they interact with on campus.