Mr. Bonner is an inspiring second grade teacher at North Carolina's South Greenville Elementary. Greenville Elementary is 100% free and reduced lunch campus. Most of his Mr. Bonner's students have strenuous familial dynamics and many are homeless. He understands that his students come to class each day with diverse backgrounds, strengths, needs, and challenges.

With only four years in K-12 education, Mr. Bonner is a visionary leader who strives to create a positive mindset among all of his students. His students leave his class feeling a little more hopeful, challenged, inspired, and forever a part of Bonnerville!

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Ellen Surprises Incredible Teacher Mr. Bonner

Ellen heard about Mr. Bonner's unique, rap-filled teaching methods encouraging students to go above and beyond on a reading test. She couldn't wait to meet him and give his school a spectacular surprise!

“I wish I could go back to second grade, so Mr. Bonner could be my teacher."