Congratulations Caitlin Bowden, who was named "Unsung Educator of the Week."
Caitlin has been the music teacher at Hursey Montessori for the past three years. She is a talented teacher and uses innovative resources to enhance student learning. While at Hursey Montessori, Ms. Bowden has taken advantage of teacher tools such as grants and crowdfunding to receive over $30,000 worth of resources for her students. These resources run the gamut from acoustic sound panels to musical instruments - including a theremin.
Ms. Bowden also inspires her colleagues to change what's possible. She recently assisted the school garden teacher to apply for and win a grant from the American Heart Association, she encouraged fellow teachers to request resources through DonorsChoose.org, and she shares her knowledge with colleagues throughout the district. This fall, Ms. Bowden led a workshop for induction teachers about crowdfunding websites for educators.
Ms. Bowden shares her passions with students and colleagues. She is generous with her time and talents. She is a shining light even during uncertain times.