Bonnie L. Kubec
Walter Kidder Elementary School
Brunswick City School District
Bonnie Kubec has been an educator for 25 years, most recently serving as principal of Walter Kidder Elementary School and previously serving as a 7th grade English teacher and assistant-level administrator. At Kidder, Kubec has strengthened instructional practices by promoting peer observation, teacher collaboration, and professional learning, while improving culture by developing the school’s PBIS program, which has earned recognition with two bronze, three silver, and one gold level status award from the state. Kubec has also implemented a variety of initiatives aimed at supporting social-emotional learning, including a Mindful Music program and school communities, a house system designed to build positive relationships and a sense of belonging among students and staff through regular engagement in collaborative activities such as learning projects, team building, and fundraisers. A lifelong lover of literature, Kubec has revitalized the school’s approach to reading instruction by launching a Literacy Team to review literature practices, identify opportunities for engaging reading and literature outside of ELA, and organize schoolwide literacy events to increase student engagement with reading. According to her colleagues, Kubec’s most significant impact, beyond increasing achievement and shifting instructional practices, is her ability to cultivate a truly student-centered learning environment. Kubec is active in her faith community and local charity efforts. She holds M.A. and B.S. degrees in Education from Baldwin Wallace University.