My name is Mrs. Bowen and I am so excited to be continuing on the second grade team this year. I am anticipating a year of fun and lots of learning. I am also looking forward to learning more about all my students, but first let me tell you a little about me.
I am a mom to two beautiful girls; Abby who is 11 and Julia who is 6. Being a mom is the most wonderful and humbling job I have ever had. Trust me when I say, I understand where you are coming from. Have two young kids means my family and I are also struggling through distance learning. I'm not going to pretend it is easy, but together we can get through this. As parents we can only do our best and be kind to ourself. My hope is that we will be able to come back to school safely this year. As a teacher and a parent I want nothing more then to return to "normal".
I received my BA and teaching credential from California State University- East Bay. I also earned a Master’s degree in Teaching Leadership at St. Mary’s College. I have been working in Pittsburg, at Heights Elementary, since my 2nd year of teaching in 2004. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching students to read in first grade for 13 years, and now 2nd grade for 4 years.
This year might look different but I still have many fun things planned. We will continue to learn despite the fact that we can not physically be together. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org