JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Kelly Bowman started out as a volunteer in school and turned that passion for teaching into a career. She is now her in 10th year of teaching. She is a Kindergarten teacher at Cherokee Elementary School in Johnson City. She’s spent her entire career at Cherokee and teaching these first-year students.
She says the “light bulb” moments are even more special in Kindergarten because many times it’s the first time. She takes great pride in laying the foundation for her students’ entire academic career.
“I like to create a safe environment where they feel comfortable and want to come to school. I want to make sure that they are happy and healthy. I feel like all that falls into place. If you create that environment, they are going to become readers. They’re going to strive [for the] best,” said Bowman.
Congratulations to Kelly Bowman, this week’s Educator of the Week.