Principal - Bonnie Johnston

"Great teachers and principals can help to close persistent achievement gaps, improve student attitudes about school, and build habits of mind that can change a student's life trajectory."

- Making the Case for Respect, US Dept. of Education, 2013
  1. Johnston Bonnie

Welcome!  After 23 years in mathematics education (my passion!), I began working in educational administration in 2006.  I became principal of Early and Middle Colleges in the fall of 2011 after 5 years as an assistant principal at TC Roberson High School.  I am delighted to be returning to TC Roberson as the principal beginning in July 2016.

My husband and I have two sons.  Hagen, who graduated from TCR in 2009, teaches social studies at AC Reynolds High School. Harrison, who graduated from TCR in 2012, is a graduate of UNC-Asheville with a music business degree.

Whether you are a student, parent, or staff member of TC Roberson High School, I encourage you to contact me if I can help you in any way. (


  • MA Education, Western Carolina University, 1993

  • BA Education, mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982

  • TC Roberson High School, Class of 1978

Career Highlights:

  • Principal of TC Roberson High School beginning in the fall of 2016

  • Principal of Early and Middle Colleges 2011-2016

  • 5 years as assistant principal at TC Roberson High School

  • 2 years as a regional mathematics consultant for NC Department of Public Instruction

  • 21 years teaching mathematics