Named a motivational Teacher of The Year by the Black Scholars of Westchester, New York. Andrene is an in-demand speaker, workshop facilitator, Common Core expert and curriculum designer for K-12 through undergraduate learning. Bonner is the founder and president of Literacy Gateway Institute, an educational solution business. She is the award winning author of Olympic Gardens, a story about a young abandoned boy's search for identity and education. Stories to Heal Your Life So You Can Help Your Child Succeed and I Got This: Affirmations for Teens to Relieve Stress and Create an Awesome School Year are the first two in the series, From A Teacher. Her full-length musical, Ruby, teaches high schoolers about the Harlem Renaissance and cultural drama, Room 180: Crisis in Black Education teaches resilience and empathy. When not teaching, Bonner is an actress and praise poet. She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Learning Labs for Artists and Educators.