My name is Bonita Mercurio. I am excited to be in my sixteenth year of teaching at OFES. I have had passion for teaching since I earned my BA from Warren Wilson College in 2002. I pursued and earned my NBPTS in 2008, which I recently renewed in 2017. In 2013, I earned my Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Gardner-Webb University. I enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with my family. I also love coaching our school's Leaders on Track Running Clubs. I am excited to be teaching 4th/5th grade this year. Be sure to check out our Class Yola website too!