MAT, School for International Training
BA, Pennsylvania State University
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, Low Residency)
Language Teacher Education
Bonnie Mennell’s work as an educator for the last 39 years has centered on creating inviting, vital, collaborative “containers” for self-directed experiential learning in community—whether that community is a language classroom, a department meeting, a language teacher training session, or a weekend training in The Way of Council. Awareness of self, of others, of community, of the communication dynamics that contribute to the type of work relations we all long for are central to Bonnie’s work. Her current work at SIT Graduate Institute includes coordinating the Language and Culture Department’s writing lab, advising MAT students on their independent professional projects, and teaching the course, Organizational Behavior I: Building Multicultural Teams. Bonnie is a trainer with the Ojai Foundation’s Center for Council Training in Ojai, California, and an independent educational consultant in teacher education.