Bonnie Cullison, NEA Foundation

TITLE: Vice President of Programs

FUNDING AREAS: Public school districts, school unions, K-12 education

CONTACT: bcullison@nea.org, (202) 822-7840

PROFILE: Bonnie Cullison joined the NEA Foundation in 2010 as a vice president of programs. Here is her bio on the foundation's website:

Bonnie Cullison retired from teaching in 2009 and came to work at the NEA Foundation Institute for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

She works with joint union-district teams on how to design and implement authentic educational reform. Bonnie is a career special education teacher and teacher union activist. Trained as a speech pathologist, she taught students with moderate-to-severe language disabilities for 23 years. She served as president of the Montgomery County Education Association, Maryland with over 11,000 members from 2003-2009. Bonnie retired from Montgomery County Public Schools in February 2010. In November 2010, Bonnie was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, so she now serves a broad community of constituents and addresses education at the state level, as well as all other aspects of government.