Teacher Feature: Señora Bonnema 

Guadalupe Bonnema is a new Spanish teacher for the 2022/23 school year at Heritage High School. 

Bonnema began teaching in San Francisco, offering preschool to homeless and at risk families. She has worked in multiple elementary schools in the Bay Area, as well as a high school in Denver before beginning at Heritage this year. 

Bonnema states that she is looking forward to learning from both colleagues and students.  When applying at Heritage, she states that she looked for a great school where she could continue her journey as a teacher. Bonnema wanted to be a part of the environment that Heritage is known for. 

“The community at Heritage is unique. We are all so different, but there is inclusivity, acceptance, respect, understanding, and a great sense of belonging,” says Bonnema. 

Bonnema expresses that the most rewarding part of her job is seeing students come to class excited and ready to learn. She loves interacting with students and sharing her passion and knowledge for the Spanish language with everyone at Heritage. In fact, her inspiration to be a teacher came from her teachers when she attended school in Mexico. 

“They were very strict and not relatable at all, so I decided I would become a teacher, but someone students would be happy to see,” declares Bonnema. 

Outside of school, Bonnema enjoys running, and she is participating in her first marathon at the end of September. She also loves camping with her family, going for hikes, working out and watching basketball. 
Students can reach Bonnema in her classroom, 3139, by email at gbonnema@lps.k12.co.us or during her off periods of fourth and sixth hour.

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