Todd G. Bonsall, D.C. ’88
Distinguished Alumni Award
Presented for outstanding service and accomplishment in at least one of the following areas: community, state, nation, church, profession, academic and/or service organizations.
Todd G. Bonsall graduated from Albright College in 1988 with his bachelor’s degree in biology. Immediately following graduation, he enrolled at the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill., where he earned a second bachelor’s degree in human biology as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He then opened a private practice in his hometown of Medford, N.J., where he practiced chiropractic medicine for the next 12 years. In 2001, Bonsall began teaching high school science at Lenape Regional High School while attending evening classes at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) to earn his master’s degree in educational leadership. Upon completion of his master’s degree, Bonsall sold his chiropractic practice and accepted his first administrative position at Salem County Vocational Technical School as an assistant principal. Over the next 15 years, Bonsall’s career in education progressed as he successfully attained positions as principal, director of career and technical education and assistant superintendent. Bonsall has recently accepted the appointment of superintendent for the Hunterdon County Vocational School District, a position he will begin on July 1, 2019. During this transition from “hands-on” medicine to “hands-on” education, Bonsall has found his passion in developing high quality career and technical education programs designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn stackable industry credentials, empowering them in the workplace.
Bonsall has been honored for his professional service as the SkillsUSA National Outstanding Career Technical Education Educator in 2018; as an Honorary Commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst 305th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in 2017 and 2018, and 818th Contingency Response Wing in 2018 and 2019; as recipient of the Benjamin B. Tregoe Strategic Leadership in Education Award for achievement of enduring results using TregoED tools for collaborative problem solving and decision making; as recipient of the Southern Region Education Board/Technology Centers That Work National Outstanding School Award in 2011; and recipient of the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce Award, and the TCNJ School of Education Allyn and Bacon Citizenship Award.
In addition to his demanding professional life, Bonsall believes in servant leadership within his community. He has been actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America as an assistant scoutmaster and merit badge counselor for over eight years, a youth group leader at Fellowship Alliance Chapel for seven years, a youth soccer coach for seven years and a member of the Burlington County Military Affairs Committee for two years.
Bonsall is happily married to his wife, Dawn, for 23 years and is a proud father of two children, Jaxson (18) and Kirstynn (22).