Mr. Derek Bub

  • Principal
  • Bonita High School

About Me

Welcome to Bonita High School. We are pleased to work with you, as a partner in your son/daughter’s education.  Bonita High School was founded in 1903 and has a rich tradition of excellence in Academics, Athletics, Activities and the Arts.  We pride ourselves on maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders as we work towards providing the best possible education for our students.  We encourage you to become involved with your child’s educational needs.  If questions or concerns arise as you navigate your way through your four year high school experience, please feel free to contact myself or any of our staff members for guidance.  As stated in our Vision Statement, we are dedicated to creating a culture that provides a rigorous, well-rounded education and produces citizens who are college and career ready.  This vision cannot be carried out without the strong support and open communication with all of our stakeholders.  We are glad to include you in the Bearcat Family, and we want to assure you that we will do our best to help your child experience academic, social, and emotional growth. With your help and cooperation, this will be an excellent school year.


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  • Azusa Pacific University - MA – Educational Leadership- 2014
  • National University - MA – Secondary Curriculum Development- 2003
  • National University - Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics- 2003
  • Northern Arizona University  BS - Mathematics  BA- Criminal Justice- 2000
  • ACSA Principal Academy- 2015


  • Bonita High School – Principal
  • Etiwanda High School – Assistant Principal
  • Chino Hills High School – Mathematics Instructor/ Head Football Coach
  • Chino Hills High School – Athletic Director
  • Chino Hills High School – Assistant Principal


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