Ms. McGowan earned a Bachelor of Science from Trenton State University and a Master of Education from The College of New Jersey. She received her K-12 Principal Certification from California University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. McGowan is entering her 26th year in public education. For most of her career she served as the Physical Education Teacher at Valley Elementary School and Robert K. Shafer Middle School.
Ms. McGowan was proud to serve as the Dean of Students at Valley Elementary School for three years, 2014-2017. In that capacity, she worked collaboratively with the building principal as a liaison between parents, students and faculty. She was accountable for the school’s overall student/staff safety, day-to-day operations, assisted in fulfilling the school’s mission and built a cultural of respect.
Her professional highlights include: 2017 Leadership Development Fellowship Cohort; 2018/19 and 2017/18 School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Recognition of Fidelity with Maintenance Tier 1 Team Leader and 2016/17 SWPBIS Recognition of Fidelity of Implementation at the Universal Level.
The Bensalem Township School District is extremely pleased to welcome Ms. McGowan to our administrative team.