2016 Winner

Ms. Bonnie Whitmer

Robinson G. Jones

Kindergarten Special Education

“Ms. Whitmer has an extraordinary learning environment. Children are all over the classroom working independently, in small groups, at tables and on the rug—wherever they are comfortable. Her children are always singing.”

Bonnie Whitmer has been teaching for 34 years, 29 of which have been in the CMSD. She has taught in the primary grades, with most of her career in kindergarten. She is an Ohio Master Teacher, receiving the endorsement in 2011 and 2016. Bonnie has been a mentor teacher for the past 19 years for both Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University. Bonnie regularly works with college interns, guiding their practice as they become teachers. Bonnie is constantly attending professional development to implement the best research based learning practices with her students. She uses project-based learning and music in her instruction, and serves on the Leadership Team at her school.

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