Nancy Bowen, MS

Position title: Appleton Area School District

Appleton, WI

Nancy Bowen is part of the wonderful teaching community of the Appleton Area School District. Most recently, Nancy has been working to bring greater equity and inclusion to advanced programming and has led innovative growth in the AASD talented and gifted department. She also chartered a parent organization focusing on the social and emotional learning and mental health of district TAG families. In the coming year, she will serve as a full-time classroom teacher for 5th and 6th grades. Prior to coming to Appleton, Nancy worked as an English Learner case manager for the MATSU District of Palmer, Alaska, an adjunct reading instructor at Nicolet Technical College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and a University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point English for College instructor. Nancy most often finds herself surrounded by work that needs both inventing and executing in synchrony. She is passionate about learning and growing as a human and empowering others to do so as well. Nancy spent the year 2020 living in the renovated one room school her father and grandfather attended as children in Northern Wisconsin. She is a first-generation high school and college graduate.