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Conference on Character and Civic Education

Conference on Character and Civic Education

Due to COVID-19, The Bonner Center will not be holding an in-person award ceremony this school year, however, we will collaborate with the John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership’s Virtual Conference to hold a virtual Bonner Winner Showcase on February 24, 2021, from 8:00 am-10:15 am. More information to follow. Please email Dr. Jessica Hannigan at jhannigan@csufresno.edu if you have any questions.


The Conference on Character and Civic Education is the longest-running character education conference in the U.S. and is designed specifically for students in the teacher education credential programs at both Fresno State and Fresno Pacific University.

This conference provides hundreds of student teachers with important concepts and considerations related to the ethical implications of what teachers do as professional educators. The student teachers are provided with information on local civic agencies that assist children and families with life issues. They also receive information on the ethical issues facing today’s teachers and professionally appropriate ways of dealing with those issues, and with strategies to enhance character strengths in their students.

The Conference on Character and Civic Education reinforces the fact that our student teachers have a vital role in shaping a child’s character.

2020 Exemplary School Awardees

Alpine Vista Elementary School
Tulare City School District

Bud Rank Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Centerville Elementary School
Sanger Unified School District

Century Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Cooper Hill Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Del Rey Elementary School
Sanger Unified School District

Dry Creek Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Fremont Elementary School
Fowler Unified School District

Fugman Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Garfield Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Harvest Elementary School
Central Unified School District

John S. Wash Elementary School
Sanger Unified School District

Liddell Elementary School
Central Unified School District

Malaga Elementary School
Fowler Unified School District

Marshall Elementary School
Fowler Unified School District

Mickey Cox Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Miramonte Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Mountain View Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Nell Dawson Elementary School
Coalinga Huron Unified School District

Pioneer Elementary School
Pioneer Union Elementary School District

Pleasant Elementary School
Tulare City School District

Red Bank Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Riverview Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Ronald Reagan Elementary School
Kingsburg Elementary School District

Ronald W. Reagan Elementary School
Sanger Unified School District

Roosevelt Elementary School
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District

Sequoia Elementary School
Sanger Unified School District

Sierra Vista Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Strathmore Elementary School
Strathmore Union Elementary School District

Susan B. Anthony Elementary School
Fresno Unified School District

Tarpey Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Temperance-Kutner Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Washington Elementary School
Mendota Unified School District

Webster Elementary School
Golden Valley Unified School District

Wilson Elementary School
Sanger Unified School District

Wilson Elementary School
Tulare Unified School District

Woods Elementary School
Clovis Unified School District

Check out excerpts from the previous award winning schools.