Hi! My name is Jessica Bowman. I teach math and science at Jarvis Middle School. I have been teaching for 15 years.
What do you like best about what you do?
I love seeing my students grow throughout the year and become successful. I love the moments when concepts “click” and students gain confidence and a love of learning.
What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?
The merger has made the biggest difference in my career because it has provided such awesome programs and opportunities to my students, allowing them to become more well-rounded individuals.
Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?
Outside of school I like to garden – both flowers and vegetables. I find it very relaxing. I also run, walk, and attend fitness classes at Herkimer College.
Where were you educated?
I attended Mohawk Central School grades K-12, graduating in 1993. I was an Economics major at Hamilton College, graduating in 1997. I went on to Syracuse University to get my Masters in Education, graduating in 1999.
Where have you lived?
I have always lived in Mohawk and my husband and I built a house right next to my mom, so I’m not going anywhere! 🙂
If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?
I would enjoy time with my husband, although we’d probably be doing some sort of project around our house together.
What book and/or author are you currently reading?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?
Miranda Lambert or Lady Gaga.
What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?
I love “The Following” with Kevin Bacon. I watch it every week.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I am a homebody, so I would really prefer to stay home, but I wouldn’t turn down a nice relaxing vacation to the Cayman Islands.
What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?
I have three dogs, Jack, Jill and Jade, a cat, Sam, and seven chickens named after the Seven Dwarfs! 🙂