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Lani Rae Bowen
Platte County High School
Hello, Platte County High School!
I am beyond thrilled to be named Instructional Coach, joining your team and jumping in with our work together this coming school year. 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 past four years, I have served as a high school ELA teacher...just where I started 26 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 this challenge and excited to get to know you all? You better believe it! Here we go, Pirates!
On a personal note, I treasure the time with my two boys, Jonah who is now 22 and Collin who is now 18, and much of our summer is spent together in Osage Beach. Jonah will be graduating from Mizzou just as Collin wraps up his first semester there. Needless to say, our family has a number of life events occuring all at once!
I might add that I am definitely a Packer fan (fun fact, I used to serve Hall of Famer, the late Bart Starr, at his Milwaukee-area restaurant back in the day). I love to walk and read and fish, and I would welcome any invitations to take in paintball or a round of golf.