With an art degree, she became a high-powered finance manager, then ditched it all to be a missionary’s wife in Africa for 20 years.
After so many unusual twists in her life, Brenda Bowen is now teaching 6th grade at the Lighthouse Church School.
Good thing she was a military brat. She got used to moving around.
Actually, it’s hard to describe Mrs. Bowen as a brat because she’s so loving, sweet and humble.
“Mrs. Bowen is really good at art, and she loooves to help kids,” said Ana D., her student. “She’s hip. She won’t yell at you. She’s very understanding. She knows when something is up, and she’ll do something positive about it. She’s a well-rounded teacher. She does tons of things. Just the other day we did clay.”
She never got her second degree in education because her father, a major in the Air Force, looked askance at perennial students. So with a bachelors degree from Southern Florida University, Mrs. Bowen landed a job with 1,000-employee Dun & Bradstreet’s Insurance. Read the rest of the story.