Mrs. Bonnie Buckley: Center Director
Bonnie Buckley is the proud owner/president of Honey Grove Educational Center. After many years of teaching within the Center Grove Community Schools, Bonnie noticed a strong need for early childhood education in the area. Honey Grove was created with the idea that all children should be provided the tools to succeed. Early childhood education becomes the foundation of a child’s educational future.
Bonnie has always had the passion for teaching children and watching them develop confidence and a genuine love for learning. Her vision was to create and continue to develop a childcare/preschool program which includes a safe, nurturing, and loving environment while providing the support needed for successful growth in early learning. She wanted to create a progressive and balanced, hands on curriculum that includes play based learning, teacher lead learning, and structured classroom routines. Our students will experience the educational environment early on, which will prepare them for the high standards and expectations that are part of the current elementary school programs. Honey Grove Educational Center is “where student success begins”.
Personally, Bonnie was born and raised here in Johnson County and graduated from Center Grove high school in 1977. She received her undergrad from Indiana University in Elementary Education. Then earned her Masters in Elementary School Administration thereafter. Bonnie became a working mother and raised three active son’s in the community, all graduating from Center Grove as well. They are now grown men with families of their own. She is now fortunate to enjoy all her wonderful grandchildren and watch them grow through Honey Grove! Outside of time spent at her grandchildren’s activities, her and her husband Gary stay busy and like to attend movies, travel, and entertain.
Mrs. Lisa Summer: Assistant Director
Lisa spent 20 years in Property Management before following her heart and going back to school for Early Childhood and becoming a teacher. She worked in both the Tigger & Eeyore classrooms before moving into the administration role. Lisa is married and the proud mother of two, Terra who is recently engaged and Nick who is enlisted in the Marine Corp. One of Lisa’s favorite times of year is Halloween, it has become a tradition for her former students to come to her house and trick or treat each year which is awesome!
Ms. Courtney Murriell: Administrator