The Terry Foundation

Bonnie Cole Southerland

Bonnie Southerland is a native of Fort Worth and was a member of the first class of Terry Scholars at Texas State University in 2004. She received her B.S. in Geography with minors in History and Honors Studies in 2008. After graduation, she became a Teach for America corps member in Houston and continued teaching middle school in both traditional public schools and public charter schools in Central Texas. She received her M.Ed. in Reading Education from Texas State University in 2013.

Bonnie and her husband, Matt, live in Austin, where she now works full-time as a mom to their two sons and as a volunteer with their church.