mS. bonnie osborne
Welcome to Blackhawk Academy, where we offer a variety of educational programs that empower our students with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to succeed! The SUCCESS, Transition, and Connections programs each utilize a student-centered, strengths-based approach, intended for students whose needs are better met within a non-traditional learning environment. I am both honored and excited to serve as Principal of Blackhawk Academy.
My passion for education and supporting the success of all students has been shaped through my many educational experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Benedictine University and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University. I enjoyed the amazing privilege of teaching high school special education students in the communities of North Aurora, Cicero, and DeKalb. Then, for 6 wonderful years I had the opportunity to serve as a special education administrator before joining the West Aurora 129 School District in 2020 as Principal of Blackhawk Academy.
Outside of work, I love being with my two children and 3 pets! Together, we like to play games, watch tv shows and movies, read books, and travel any chance we get. I also enjoy giving back to the Golden Apple Scholar Program.
Together, I know we can do great things as we work to give our students every opportunity to be successful. I invite you to be a part of our school whenever you can and am looking forward to all that the 2021-22 school year will bring!