About The Instructor

My name is Bonnie Maye. I have been teaching in El Segundo schools for over 16 years. I have also been a professional photographer, a yearbook editor (Redondo High School), an educational consultant, an adult school teaching assistant (volleyball), a volleyball coach (Boy's Volleyball at ESMS), and an assistant manager of a Fish Market in the Redondo Beach Marina. I graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Photography, California State University Dominguez Hills with my teaching credential, and from Chapman University with a Masters In Education with an emphasis in professional learning communities.

I am the ESMS Yearbook and Newspaper Advisor, a District Trainer for the PowerSchool system, and an active member of the ESMS Site Council.I am a member of the District Technology Committee and help keep tech-related items up and running.

I love reading, writing, taking photos, and learning in general about a variety of topics. I have traveled to most of the National Parks on the West Coast and most of the major National Parks in the midwest. I love to travel throughout the United States and spend some time every other summer in the Washington D.C. area and will be spending many summers visiting Philadelphia where my brother now resides.

I have hiked with friends up Mt. Whitney and although I didn't quite make it to the peak, it was truly an incredible experience. I've been on the Big Spin program used to be on the video intro for the show. I worked for five months at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and in 2003 attended a Summer Institute at the American Film Institute, hosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

I had an 18 lb. cat named Screamer. He was not a fat cat - just very large. He was featured on the opening page of this website. I love my profession and truly enjoy being an educator and being able to help children learn the value of discovery, self-reliance, responsibility, and perserverance.

Bonnie M. Maye