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Senior Vice President of Sales
Positive Learning Systems
Character Education Partnership
Advisory Board Member
GE Six Sigma Training Academy
General Electric Six Sigma Training Academy
Executive Team - About Us
Bonnie Louque, Sr. Vice President of Sales Bonnie Louque has led Sales at Triumph Learning since 2005, bringing over 30 years of sales and leadership experience in education. Prior to joining Triumph Learning, she was employed by General Electric Corporation, as National Sales and Marketing Director, for the Public Sector market. In this capacity, she created K-12 technology solutions for schools, developed effective technology-based implementation strategies and successful managed multiple state technology contracts. Bonnie attended the General Electric Six Sigma Training Academy where she received certification as a Quality Specialist. Bonnie began her career as a teacher in high poverty, high risk schools where she gained the honor of being named State Teacher of the Year twice. Her educational experience also includes: Technology Director, District Administrator of Public Information and Technology, Federal Programs Director, Curriculum Director and Assistant to Superintendent. She was also elected to public office where she served the educational community and public at large for over 10 years as an elected school board member, President of the Board and Vice President of the State Board.
Our People - Dedication to the future of all children â€” Character Learning Systems
Bonnie Louque, Founder and President
Character Learning Systems® was founded by Bonnie Louque as a heartfelt response to an overwhelming need that she witnessed first hand as a classroom teacher. She understood that positive values and standards had to proliferate in order to combat the increasing number of negative forces that challenge children today. This need was first evident when she was a third grade teacher in a school whose population came from a community plagued by poverty, crime and fear. Her classes often had students who, at a very young age, exhibited those traits that all teachers fear the most: most: disrespect, violence, and irresponsibility; these were children who were clearly headed for social destruction. Determined to reach her students, Mrs. Louque truly believed if she demonstrated the very qualities that these children lacked: respect, responsibility, and fairness in a consistent and educational way, the outcome would be beneficial not only to her classroom through improved positive behavior and academic achievement, but to the community at large. Her belief and efforts paid off and became the genesis for Character Learning Systems. Mrs. Louque has worked in the educational area for over 20 years and holds many distinctions in her field, including the honor of being twice-named State of Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the Year. As a former teacher, district administrator, school board member, and a marketing director in a Fortune 500 company, Mrs. Louque has attained a distinctive vantage point from which she has formulated a unique solution for character building that unites a school district, local leadership, families, and an area's business community. In her role as marketing director for General Electric's K-12 Information, Technology Solution Division, she had the opportunity to work with superintendents throughout the nation. During this time, she learned that superintendents had common goals regardless of their geographic location. She heard many times over that their primary goal in leading a school district was to maintain safe schools. What she also discovered was that on paper, accountability and test scores reined as top priority, but in the heart of every superintendent was the overarching desire to produce good, productive citizens. She has applied this knowledge in building Character Learning Systems® into the successful company it is today.
Bonnie Louque has more than twenty-five years in the educational arena.
She began her career as a teacher in high-poverty, high-risk schools where she gained the honor of being twice named ìLouisiana State Teacher of the Yearî. Her educational experience includes: Technology Coordinator, District Administrator of Public Information and Technology, Federal Programs Director, and Assistant Superintendent. She was elected to public office where she held a seat on a large public school board for 10 years, five of which she served as President of the Board. In addition, she was elected to the State of Louisiana School Board where she served as Vice-President for two years. Her broad educational experience gave way to an exceptional career in the private sector where she was hired by General Electric as a key marketing director for the Public Sector market. In this capacity, she created K-12 technology solutions for schools and developed effective technology-based implementation strategies throughout the southeast region. Having exceeded company goals, she was promoted to the position of National Marketing Director for General Electric IT Solutions where she directed the developed key strategies for the Public Sector market while managing a regional sales forces. In this capacity, she was presented with many awards and recognitions, including the Presidentís Circle of Excellence Award for two consecutive years. Bonnie attended the GE Six Sigma Training Academy where she received certification as a Green Belt. Having a passion for making a difference in the lives of students, Bonnie Louque founded Character Links, Inc. Character Links creates academic solutions to character building and publishes educational products centered on developing studentsí confidence and self esteem. She has published several books including the nationally acclaimed day starter for school principalsí entitled Principalís Principles. In addition to this popular book, she is responsible for the creation of many other books, music CDs and other unique products published and distributed by Character Links, Inc. Bonnie has served as a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies where she delivered services and professional sales training for clients such as Silicon Graphics, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer Corp., Intermec Technologies, IBM and American Express. She is a highly sought after program developer and creative director. She was instrumental in the development of the integrated service model for Triumph College Admissions where she also worked as the National Director of Strategic Partnerships. She was responsible for the development of web-based products and programs which included: Effective Study Skills and Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Time Management, Learning your Learning Style, and the Decisions life skill series for middle school and high school students. These programs are being utilized by students throughout the nation.
Bonnie Louque, the company's director, was well known to Timothy Jenney and Fort Bend ISD as the seller of a curriculum called Character Links, a set of classroom handouts about positive traits like acceptance and respect. (Louque did not reply to phone or email messages from the Observer.)
Bonnie Louque, the company's director, was well known to Timothy Jenney and Fort Bend ISD as the seller of a curriculum called Character Links, a set of classroom handouts about positive traits like acceptance and respect. (Louque did not reply to phone or email messages from the Observer.) How Louque parlayed that relationship into a key role developing technology for Texas' seventh-largest school district is a little less clear.