D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Building Strong Relationships

Washington Informer

Dorothy Rowley

March 4, 2020

James Bonnette, also known as Mr. B., is one of the first faces Achievement Prep Public Charter School scholars see as they enter the building each day. Bonnette, as the elementary school culture specialist, conducts daily check-ins with scholars, encouraging them to have a good day and be positive role models for their peers. “Coach B. is a father figure to the scholars on the basketball team, and holds the young men accountable for their grades, their behavior in school, and their skills on the court,” said Achievement Prep Principal Yolanda Barber. Bonnette is also the middle school basketball coach and physical education aide, who takes pride in building strong relationships with scholars.

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