Board of Directors
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Bill served our country in the Navy for 23 years. He is a lawyer and was formerly a member of the United States House of Representatives where he founded the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and is recognized as an expert on terrorism. Bill is also a former Attorney General of the State of Florida.
Bonny has always liked learning American history and wanted to be a teacher from an early age. She holds an Associates Degree of Science from Snead State Junior College, a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida, and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida.
She has been an elementary teacher now for 35 years and is currently a third grade teacher to two classes of students teaching reading and social studies, Bonny has been elected the Lipscomb Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2017-2018, Top Ten teacher in Escambia County for 2017- 2018, Escambia Elementary Social studies Teacher of the Year for 2018, and Finalist for the Florida Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2018. Bonny received the George Washington Honor Medal awarded by the National Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. This award honors teachers and administrators who go above and beyond the call of duty for their students and America’s youth by instilling in their students a sense of the importance of community involvement, responsible citizenship and patriotism. She was also nominated and selected to be the K-5 Expert Teacher for Escambia County and helped write the new civics standards for the state of Florida. Currently Bonny is a member of the Veteran’s Day Committee at her school in charge of special guests and donations, Social Studies Representative for Grades 3-5, Student of the Month Coordinator, Vice President and member of the Escambia Area Council for Social Studies, member of the Florida Council of Social Studies, member of the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge, and the Freedoms Foundation Joshua Chamberlain League.
John served our country as a Captain in the Air Force. The Franklin Project concept was created by John and under his leadership the program has become an incredible success. Recognizing that our children and most adults are not educated on the founding documents of our country and thereby missing the importance of patriotism and the meaning of being a good citizen he formed a team to bring Benjamin Franklin & Friends back to life. This endeavor is John’s passion. He is at his best when in a classroom full of children.
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