Legislators recognize Rural Indiana Teacher of the Year from Cass County

Last Updated on March 6, 2017 by cassnetwork

(Click the player above to listen to Rep. Bill Friend speaking about Rural Indiana Teacher of the Year, Brenda Bowman)

Brenda Bowman, the 2016-2017 Indiana Rural Teacher of the Year, was honored Monday at the Statehouse.

Bowman, who teaches fourth grade at Galveston Elementary School, was honored by State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) and State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) with House Concurrent Resolution 31.

According to a news release from the Office of State Rep. Bill Friend, the Galveston Elementary School educator was selected as the Indiana Rural Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association. Working with Galveston schools for 32 years, Bowman teaches academically challenged fourth grade students.

“Brenda makes it her mission to give students a hands-on and engaged learning experience,” Friend said. “Our community is lucky to have a hard working and respected educator like Brenda teaching in one of our schools. Her enthusiasm and drive to keep her students active, involved and interested in their learning is highly commendable.”

In addition to being named Indiana Rural Teacher of the Year, Bowman was also a finalist for the title of National Rural Teacher of the Year.

SOURCE: News releases from Rep. Bill Friend and Senator Randy Head