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Lifelong Educator Starts Next Journey Back to her Roots

Kumon of Florence Aims to Create Confident, Independent Self-Learners

– As one of eleven siblings, Bonneva Ezekiel was the self-described “built-in” babysitter in the family. This experience helped her to realize her passion for working with children at a very young age. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees within education, Bonneva embarked on a 30-year career as an educator, working in both public and private sectors.

A desire to move back to her hometown in South Carolina led Bonneva to look for new business opportunities within education. A close friend suggested she open a Kumon Math and Reading Center because she was commuting a great distance for her child to attend. Bonneva’s adult-aged son saw great success with the Kumon Math and Reading Program years ago, so the prospect of opening a center had her excited to see the program come full circle in her life. As the new owner and Instructor of Kumon of Florence, she is eager to start instilling a love for learning in her own hometown.

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