Thomas E. Bowe School
I am truly honored to be a part of the Glassboro School District team as the principal of the Thomas E. Bowe School. The Bowe School and the community of Glassboro are very special places, and I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to serve all of you in this role. The staff, students, and community members welcomed me from day one, and the pride in our school and community they exude is infectious. This sense of pride is warranted. Glassboro is a wonderfully diverse community with a rich history and tradition, as well as an exciting present and future. It is a true privilege to be part of the Glassboro family and community, and I look forward to continuing to work with our students, staff, administrators, parents and community members to build upon the strong foundations that have been established and to continue to work to ensure that students at the Bowe School have the best educational experience possible.
The 2020-21 school year is my third year as principal of Bowe and 27th in the field of education. For 14 years, I was a classroom teacher beginning with three years serving as a special education teacher for the Y.A.L.E. School in Williamstown, an alternative educational setting. I then accepted a position as an English teacher at Elizabeth High School in Union County, New Jersey, where I taught language arts to multiple high school grade levels for three years. In July of 2000, I accepted a teaching position at Kingsway Regional High School and remained in this role for 8 years. While a member of the teaching staff, I also served as the English department chairperson, a baseball coach, and the school newspaper advisor. In July of 2008, I was appointed as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum for the Kingsway Regional School District. In this role, I worked with middle and high school teachers and students for three years until my appointment as principal of the high school. It was an honor and pleasure to serve in this role for seven years.
I was thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to begin the next phase of my career at the Bowe School and in the Glassboro community in July of 2018. The past two years have been extremely rewarding and I look forward to continuing to work with our outstanding staff, parents, and community members in 2020-21 and beyond to ensure we are creating the very best educational opportunities for our students.
Please note that all parents/guardians are welcome to join the Bowe School Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) as a forum through which you can actively participate in collaborative efforts to positively impact our school and our children. BPAC meetings are held periodically throughout the school year. They are open to everyone and provide an opportunity to meet with me and other stakeholders to discuss events and programs at our school. This year, our BPAC meetings will be conducted virtually. I encourage you to access the BPAC page of our website for more information on BPAC and 2020-21 meeting dates.
As this school year begins, we are fully virtual. This is certainly a unique beginning to a school year. One that would have been hard to comprehend seemingly a short time ago. Nonetheless, I have great confidence in our staff’s ability to provide an outstanding education regardless of the format, and I look forward to an outstanding 2020-21 school year filled with many positive educational experiences, lasting memories for our children and the entire Bowe family, as well as a return to some semblance of “normal” with children and educators in our building, in the not-to-distant future. Please know that throughout the school year, whether we are delivering online or in-person instruction (or both), if there is anything I can do to assist you, do not hesitate to reach out.
Craig S. Stephenson
Principal/Thomas E. Bowe School
GPSD School Safety Specialist
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