Brittany Bonning

Middle School Social Studies

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Brittany moved from Washington, “the Evergreen State”, with her partner Mike and rescue dog Cookie in 2018. She received her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington, including a study abroad in South Korea. Brittany earned her M.Ed. in Instructional Accommodation from Francis Marion University in South Carolina.  Meanwhile, she also taught World History in a rural public school and developed a partnership with the Confucius Institute to start the district’s first Mandarin Chinese language program.

Prior to joining Menaul, Brittany worked at an independent school for gifted and twice exceptional students in the Seattle suburbs. She held many roles at the school, most recently as a Middle School Social Studies Associate Teacher and 6th grade adviser. Her favorite projects included National History Day, a five-senses exploration of every day colonial life, and a debate about The Giver using evidence from John Locke and Thomas Hobbes to evaluate the role of freedom and security in government. She also coached a Model United Nations team that competed in the U.S. and Canada.  In her free time, Brittany enjoys reading, going for long walks with Mike and Cookie, and  exploring her new home. Brittany is an active leader in the Daughters of the American Revolution; she volunteers across the United States to support patriotic, educational and conservation projects.

Teaching Specialties

Social-emotional learning

Inquiry-based projects

Arts integration


B.A. in International Studies, University of Washington

M.Ed. in Instructional Accommodation, Francis Marion University

Professional Certifications, Endorsements, and Awards

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Training Institute, Alumna

Congressional Intern in Washington, D.C.

World Affairs Council Global Classroom, Intern

Kagan One Day Training Certified

Wilderness First Aid Certified

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