Thomas E. Bowe School
I am truly honored and extremely excited to be joining the Glassboro School District team as the principal of the Thomas E. Bowe School. Since my very first visit to Bowe, it is clear that this school is a very special place. The staff, students, and community members have been so welcoming and their pride in their school and community is evident. 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 joining the Glassboro family and community, and I look forward to working 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.
I arrive as a member of the Bowe team with 24 years of experience 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 the past seven years.
I am truly thrilled to have the opportunity to begin the next phase of my career at the Bowe School and in the Glassboro community. I officially assumed the role of principal at Bowe on July 1. If at any point during the summer you would like to reach out to me, do not hesitate to do so. Your feedback is important now and in the future as we strive to best support your children and our students. Additionally, as we enter the school year, I will host opportunities for you to join me for periodic meetings with the principal that will serve as an open forum for you to share feedback about our school. I will formally communicate the meeting dates as the opening of the 2018-19 school year approaches.
In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful summer. We will be busy preparing to welcome our Bowe students, parents, and staff in September, which will arrive before we know it. Please know that in the summer and throughout the school year, if there is anything I can do to assist you, my door is always open.
Craig S. Stephenson
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