Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Crystal Bonner

I am the proud mom of four beautiful successful children. I received a BS in Healthcare Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. I worked in the Healthcare Administration field for 15 years as an Analyst and Account Manager for a hospital, consulting firm and two insurance companies prior to becoming an educator. I also served in the U.S. Army for 11 years. Through the SIU college ROTC program I recieved an Officer's Commision in the Adjutant Generals Core. I've traveled abroad to South Korea, Paris and Germany, and all over the great United States. 

After obtaining a M.S. Ed. from Lewis University, I made a career change into education.  I hold a Type 75 and most recently, I received the Director of Special Education License.  I am also the sponsor of Really Intelligent Girls Hang Together (R.I.G.H.T) which is a girls club at BHS. Our mission is to encourage girls to have a healthy self-esteem, leadership, promote academic excellence and to instill a strong sense of community by giving back. I have worked at BHS for 15 years as a Teacher. I truly have a passion for working with various learners to equip them with the skills to be successful, and to achieve their goals.


Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your dicispline and inner peace.- Mike Ditka