Eric Podley

  • Assistant Principal
  • Bonita High School

About Me

  • Notre Dame High School
  • Loyola Marymount University  BA - History + English
  • California State University Fullerton - Single Subject Credential - History
  • Azusa Pacific University - MA - Education Administration
  • ACSA Principal Academy
  • Servite High School - English Instructor/ Football Coach
  • Mater Dei High School - History + Driver's Education Instructor / Football + Track Coach
  • John Muir High School - History Instructor / Football
  • Northview High School - History Instructor, Dean of Students / Head Football + Track Coach
  • Chino High School - History Instructor / Football Coach
  • Bonita High School - History Instructor, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director / Head Football Coach - 16th year at Bonita HS
Current Responsibilities as Assistant Principal
  • Athletics
  • Activities
  • Social Studies, Physical Education, ROP
  • Facilities
  • Liaison City of La Verne


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy by Michael Fullan

Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action  by Simon Sinek

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing our kids for the Innovation Era by Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith 

The Principal : Three Keys to Maximizing Impact by Michael Fullan

Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading  by Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Critical Thinking Handbook: High School - A Guide ofr Redesigning Instruction by Richard Paul

Critical Thinking: Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use by Richard Paul


GRIT :The Power of Passion and Perseverence by Angela Duckworth

Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLC's at Work by Richard Dufour and Michael Fullan

Trust Matters : Leadership for Successful Schools by Megan Tschannen-Moran

The Radical Leap by Steve Farber

Professional Journals

Educational Leadership

Harvard Business Review


STRATEGIC PLANNING: As Simple as A,B,C, by David R. McClean

Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo