Rosalie Bowen was honored by the Howard County school board this week for being named the 1997 assistant principal of the year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.
Bowen, an assistant principal at Oakland Mills High School, was described by Howard Superintendent Michael E. Hickey as the "quintessential assistant principal."
"She is very much a part of the high school leadership in this county," Hickey told the school board Tuesday night in recognizing Bowen's recent award.
Before coming to Oakland Mills as assistant principal in 1990, Bowen was an assistant principal at Wilde Lake, Glenelg and Hammond high schools.
Bowen told the board: "I truly believe my success is related to the many people who have touched my life," mentioning her parents, husband and son, her teachers, students, their parents, fellow teachers and administrators.
"Learning, teaching and providing leadership has been exciting for me," Bowen said. She said she knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was in the fourth grade.
School board Chairwoman Sandra French described Bowen as "very inspiring" and said she is "one example of why Howard County does so well."
Pub Date: 2/13/97