Bonita (Bonnie) Drolet, PhD
Director, Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Bonita (Bonnie) Drolet most recently served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Encinitas Union School District in San Diego County prior to becoming a national Educational Consultant. Dr. Drolet spent 35 years in public education as an elementary and middle school teacher, followed by many years as a successful principal and District level administrator. At Encinitas Union School District she was the curriculum leader for her district, which received multiple state and federal recognitions for achieving schools, innovative instructional programs, and arts programs, including the California Distinguished School, Title I Achieving Schools and National Blue Ribbon.
During her fourteen year tenure as a principal, her experience included opening a new school – Bryant Ranch – which became a California Distinguished School and a National Blue Ribbon School within five years of its opening under her leadership. She has served as a member and leader on multiple K-12 Science and Math consortiums and has been an adjunct professor at the University level since 1991.
She is the co-author of the best seller, Building Teams, Building People: Expanding the Fifth Resource which she wrote with Dr. Thomas Harvey. In 2010, she published a research-based book, Building a Bridge to Success: From Program Improvement to Excellence, which looks at the strategies successful principals use to exit program improvement. She co-authored the book with Dr. Deborah Turner. She is on the Board of Directors for the Educational Policy Institute of California (EPIC) and has published two policy papers for Superintendents: “Closing the Achievement Gap for All Students” and “Changing Toxic School Cultures”.
Dr. Drolet is sought after by many school districts, government, and private enterprises to assist them in building successful organizations.Shereceived her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from California State University Los Angeles and her Doctorate in Educational Management from the University of La Verne.
She has been selected as a leader of her many professional organizations and bestowed many recognitions and awards. Her focus on mentoring and coaching principals and district level administrators, providing presentations related to her publications and training on how to use formative assessment and data analysis has assisted administrators and teachers in Kindergarten through High School across the nation in strengthening their instructional strategies and skills.