Education faculty

Bonnie De Jong, B.S.

Student Teacher Supervisor

B.S., Northwestern College (Iowa)



Bonnie De Jong started her teaching career following her graduation from Northwestern College with a major in humanities and minor in social science. She taught third grade for three years before serving six years as the owner/teacher of the Kinder Barn Preschool in Orange City. Returning to the classroom, she spent a decade as a first-grade teacher and another 11 years as a kindergarten teacher at Orange City Elementary School. Now retired, she continues to serve the education field and her alma mater as a student teacher supervisor.

Professional experience

  • Kindergarten teacher, Orange City Elementary, Orange City, Iowa
  • First-grade teacher, Orange City Elementary
  • Owner/teacher, Kinder Barn Preschool, Orange City
  • Third-grade teacher, Remsen St. Mary's, Remsen, Iowa


  • Northwestern Iowa Reading Council