Bonnie Bazemore – D.A.R.E. Educational Advisor
Bonnie began her career in education in 1970 as a first grade teacher in the York County School Division. After 17 years in the classroom, she moved on to administration, serving as an assistant principal, principal and associate director of student services. Upon retirement 12 years ago, she had the opportunity to serve as a recruitment specialist for the York County School Division as well as a mentor to first year teachers and a supervisor of teacher candidates from four different universities. Recently Bonnie served as an interim administrator in the role of director of student services and then as an interim middle school principal.
Along with the wide experience in education, Bonnie brings an awareness of the challenges and rewards of working in law enforcement. She helped form and served as the first president of the Virginia State Police Association Auxiliary. Bonnie now has two children, two step children and ten grandchildren.
Myra Shook – D.A.R.E. Educational Advisor
Ms. Shook holds a B.S. in health education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She taught 7th and 8th grade health and science in Kernersville, NC. Since 1992, Myra has served as the D.A.R.E. Education Advisor for the Virginia D.A.R.E. Training Center. As such, she participates in the D.A.R.E. Officer trainings and conducts the educational blocks of instruction. She has also served as the educational advisor for several other state D.A.R.E. training teams, nationally and internationally. Her involvement in D.A.R.E. has been recognized at both the state and national levels. She was awarded the Virginia D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year in 1996 and has twice been awarded the National D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year recognition.