• Mrs. Laurie Bowden
    Mrs. Laurie Bowden, M.Ed
    English Language Arts
    7th Grade
    Room P-7
    Phone: 665-9413
    WELCOME!  It is an honor to have your child in my classroom!  I have been in education for almost 30 years.  I have taught 7th and 8th grade for many years.  For 6 years, I served as a vice principal, and most recently, as a principal in Arvin.  Although being an administrator was rewarding, I longed to go back and do what I love to do most in education...TEACH junior high!  Rigor, Relevance and Respectful Relationships are my focus points in the classroom.  My goal each day is to bring learning to life!  I strive to keep my students authentically engaged by incorporating interactive strategies so that my students remain active learners.
    My hobbies include running, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with my family.
    Education and Credentials
    Master's Degree in Educational Management:  University of La Verne
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies: Point Loma Nazarene University
    California Clear Administrative Services Credential
    California Multiple Subject- Professional Clear Credential
    English Supplementary Credential
    Highly Qualified Teacher- Certificate of Compliance
    Language Development Specialist Certificate- LDS
    Cross-Cultural Language in Academic Development Certificate (CLAD)
    California Technology Assistance Project Certified (CTAP) Levels I, II
    Educational Distinctions and Awards
    Elementary Co-Administrator of the Year (2011)- West Kern ACSA
    UPN Channel 45 Teacher of the Month (2005)
    Teacher of the Year (2000-01)- Arvin Union
    Who's Who Among America's Best Teachers (1999)
    Sallie Mae New Teacher of the Year (1993-94)- Arvin Union