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Bonnie Fancher (IN '99)


At the time of the Award, Bonnie Fancher was:

Switzerland County Senior High School
Vevay, IN

Subject(s) taught: Science, Chemistry, Physics
Grade(s): 11, 12

Biographical Information

Before becoming a science teacher at Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Bonnie Fancher taught in an inner city school, acquired a degree in civil and environmental engineering and worked as an environmental engineering consultant. Mrs. Fancher shared her love of nature, stewardship and evaluation of natural resources with her young students, using a hands-on approach to promote motivation. Her environmental science course engaged students in a variety of real-world projects, such as monitoring local bodies of water and supplying data to state agencies. Mrs. Fancher also created a Technical Chemistry course modeled on a workplace laboratory facility, helping students build workplace skills and encouraging post-secondary training.

Related Connections

Memoriam: IN Science Teacher Bonnie Fancher Dies

Additional Information


1970 University of Cincinnati, B.S.