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Bonnie Kleffman, M.Ed., GCDF

Managing Director of Advising

Bonnie Kleffman, M.Ed., GCDF is a globally certified Career Development Facilitator who holds a Master's in Education and English. She has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds and has a passion for helping students find careers that they love and the educational paths to get them there.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bonnie earned her BA in English from the University of Dayton. She earned her M.Ed. at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC with a concentration in English, and was the director of a nonprofit literacy program that focused on family literacy and intergenerational learning. She has worked with students of diverse backgrounds, from therapeutic preschool students to inmates at the Spartanburg County Jail. Through these experiences, she developed a true passion for education and for helping students overcome challenges and become their best selves.

Bonnie is a former high school English teacher and she’s taught AVID courses too. She has also been instrumental in developing career development programs for high schools. She is passionate about seeing her students reach their full potential and grow into college-educated, successful adults!

On her days off, Bonnie can be found spending time with her two daughters, Haley, age 14, and Victoria, age 10. She has an unusual obsession with racing and riding her mountain bike, and she enjoys training young athletes who are learning to race.

Bonnie Kleffman enjoys mountain bike racing.

“Bonnie & crew patiently guided our daughter through the essay, college research, and application process. She applied to 10 colleges and was accepted to 9, with one deferred enrollment."

Laura H. (parent)

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