Bonnie DeWind is a lecturer in music and supervisor for Elementary Music Student Teachers. She holds a Master of Music degree and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
DeWinds accomplishments include being a public school music educator and private piano teacher-- having taught music across the United States in Ohio, California, Illinois, Delaware, and Texas for 33 years. In addition, she was a cooperating teacher for nine music student teachers (2001-2013). She retired from full time teaching in 2013, but is enjoying her “encore” career mentoring future teachers at Texas State.
She has authored and lectured for two Core Knowledge seminars on music education, the National convention in Washington D.C., 2007: “First Grade Music with a Core Knowledge Twist” and the Nation convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005: “Kindergarten Music with a Core Knowledge Twist”.
In addition, she has authored numerous music education classroom grants and was the recipient of the Trinity University for Basic School Grants, North East Education Fund grant, Northside ISD Education Association “Apple grants”, and an HEB Education grant for innovative technology program in the music classroom.
DeWind is a current member of the Texas Music Educators Association and was awarded Life Membership in the Texas Parent Teacher Association. She was also designated a Nationally Certified Music Educator by the Music Educators National Conference—only one of nine Illinois teachers so honored in 1991. Her collegiate Scholastic Honor sororities include Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, and Alpha Delta Pi, sorority.