b_ave_lg1Bonnie Ave has been an educator for over 25 years. During her work as an elementary teacher she was a mentor teacher, teacher leader, and liaison to the local university creating learning opportunities for pre-service teachers. She was instrumental in developing multiple educational activities, programs and resources for families.

After receiving her professional facilitator license, Bonnie has facilitated numerous educational groups to identify and meet challenges, strategically plan and implement school reform. She was the primary developer and trainer for a collaborative data-based decision-making process for school-based teams that trained over 400 Indiana schools. She has co-authored three articles on team problem-solving.

Currently she is the Program Coordinator for the Indiana State Professional Development Grant. She is a SWPBS trainer and coach for teams implementing the SWPBS framework.