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About Me

I have been a part of the MCHD community since 1980, when my daughter Kristen enrolled as a three-year-old. When she entered Lower Elementary, I entered the Center for Montessori Teacher Education in North Carolina, completing my AMS Early Childhood Certificate in 1984. I spent my internship year in Carrie Salemi’s class, and taught at MCHD from 1983-1998. I later served as Interim Administrator during the 1999-2000 school year. For over three decades, I have served in many capacities at MCHD from providing after school care for MCHD students in my home in the early days, to serving on the Board of Directors for several terms (including three years as President), continuous service in the Human Resources Policy Committee, substitute teaching, and teaching music and yoga.  A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, I have a BA from Duke University. My husband, David, and I are the proud parents of Kristen and Ryan Bowie and the devoted grandparents of Lily, Grace and Liam.
Current Professional Development
Attended the Trillium Montessori Summer Summit in 2016-17
Completed the Hill Center class, Understanding Learning Differences, in 2016-17
Completed CPR & First Aid certification in 2017-2018
Completed Stewards of Children training in 2017-18
Completed ALICE Active Shooter Response training in 2017-18
Attended the NCAIS Conference for Diverse Learning in 2017-18
Attended the Teaching Tolerance Workshop on Social Justice Teaching in 2017-18
Attended the Teaching Tolerance Workshop on Facilitating Critical Conversations in 2017-18