Principal - Bonnie Johnston

Principal - Bonnie Johnston
principal Bonnie Johnston

"Middle schools ensure a school environment that gives adolescents opportunities to learn and interact in a humane, respectful and psychologically safe learning environment —
one that emphasizes cooperation and peaceful existence."     
M. Lee Manning


Welcome!  After 23 years as a middle school math teacher (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 returned to TC Roberson as the principal beginning in July 2016. I am delighted to return to my middle school roots as the principal of Cane Creek Middle School in July 2018.

My husband and I have two sons:  Hagen graduated from TCR in 2009 and is teaching social studies and coaching soccer at AC Reynolds High School. Harrison, who graduated from TCR in 2012, earned his Music Business Management degree at UNC-Asheville and is the business and road manager for Jonathan Scales, American steel pannist and composer. He is a substitute teacher for Buncombe County Schools.

Whether you are a student, parent, or staff member of Cane Creek Middle School, I encourage you to contact me if I can help you in any way.   
phone: 828-628-0824

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 Cane Creek Middle School beginning in July 2018

  • Principal of TC Roberson High School beginning in July 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