Meet Our New Assistant Principal

Rachel Bowerman

Rachel Bowerman brings 13 years of experience in education. She has worked in a wide variety of school systems in PA and VA including Hoffman Boston and Jamestown Elementary Schools in Arlington VA. As the instructional lead teacher at Jamestown, she supported the administration and testing coordinator with planning, scheduling, and assessing students during the yearly SOLs. As the literacy coach at Jamestown, she designed and organized our data collection sheets to help track the growth of every child in our building. With a tailored approach, she planned and facilitated professional learning during PLCs, team meetings, and staff meetings. As a literacy leader at Hoffman Boston and Jamestown, she supported the literacy department through facilitating book clubs, leading turn around training with interventions, and assisted coach teachers with understanding how to unpack standards and design instructional plans to support student growth.

Most recently, Ms. Bowerman served as the summer school site director and literacy coach at Fairview Elementary School for Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. In her role as literacy coach, she demonstrated instructional leadership by leading professional development sessions, parent workshops, and leading summer learning for the past two summers. Ms. Bowerman co-facilitated data dialogues with grade level teams alongside the math coach to deepen the instructional practices, conversations, and identify the needs of our learners. She coached new and seasoned teachers in how to use and plan intervention, word work, and the workshop model. She also had the privilege to work at the county level as a curriculum writer for our summer workbooks. Ms. Bowerman is a trusted confidante for staff looking for a listening ear or advice.

Ms. Bowerman possesses the skills, experiences, and knowledge to effectively serve as an assistant principal in Arlington Public Schools. She is looking forward to working with the staff, students, and families at the Arlington Career Center.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Rachel Bowerman as she takes on her new role as Assistant Principal at the Arlington Career Center.