What is your teaching philosophy?
Educators must be both student-centered and standards-based, which means that curricula and pedagogy are based on the needs of the students, well-researched standards, and best practices. All children have the right to an excellent education, and students should constantly be challenged to think, perform, and produce at high levels of analysis, synthesis and creativity.
What excites you about The Academy at Penguin Hall?
I am excited to be part of a school whose purpose is teaching and learning in a way that is unique to the individual and meaningful to each young lady. It will be fascinating to work with these students, to see and guide them in directions that help them to reach their potentials and become the persons that they want to be. In facilitating their development, I am sure I will learn as much as they do.
Share something unique about yourself.
I lived in South Korea for three years, where I taught Spanish to Korean students.
Bonnie Block has a B.A. in Spanish from University of Texas at Arlington, an MS in Intercultural Communications from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and lifetime Texas Teacher certification in Spanish, English and ESL.