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Lani Rae Bowen
Platte County High School
Hello, Platte County High School!
I am beyond thrilled to be serving in my second year here as Instructional Coach! Originally from the Milwaukee area, I come to you from West-Central Illinois where I have had the good fortune to work with learners of all ages and from a wide-array of backgrounds. In two different capacities, I have served as an instructional coach, both of which were built from the ground up. In this work which totaled a span of nine years, I made the intentional decision to land myself back in the classroom. I needed to know what it feels like as we manage everything which is on the plate of a classroom teacher while keeping in mind the coaching model. As a result, for the four years prior to PCR3, I served as a high school ELA teacher...just where I started all those years ago! Education is truly my passion as student gains are realized, and I continue to grow myself as well in pursuit of my EdD through Concordia University. Am I ready for the challenge of navigating our educational landscape in a world of blended learning within a hybrid model? You better believe it! Here we go, Pirates!
On a personal note, I treasure the time with my two boys, Jonah who is now 23 and Collin who is now 20, whether it's on the links or just on the couch watching something to make us laugh. Both of the kids are MIZ-ZOU with Jonah having graduated recently and Collin now in his second year.