Bonnie Lash Freeman

Vice Chair

Bonnie Lash Freeman is a Senior Training Specialist for the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). In this capacity, she manages various projects and grants in the areas of family literacy program development, family engagement, trainer development, and elementary and early childhood language and literacy development. Her expertise in program development includes NCFL’s Toyota Family Learning Program (where she develops face-to-face and online training), the Kentucky Reading Project, the Head Start Family Literacy Project, the Parent-Child Interaction Project (a collaboration with the Louisville Science Center), the Prichard Committee Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, and the Chase Building Readers Project.

Ms. Freeman presently serves as a commissioner representing Kentucky on the Education Commission of the States. From 2004 to 2008, Bonnie served on the Kentucky Board of Education, where she held leaderships roles as chair and vice-chair of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee. In the last six years, she has developed and implemented parent workshops and has consulted with citywide family engagement efforts, such as the Annie E. Casey Making Connections Project and the Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows Program.