Mrs. Bower is excited to return to the Equitas Academy #2 family for the 2018-2019 school year as the 6th grade Social Studies Teacher. She was raised in New York and then moved to Pennsylvania where she attended Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in History with a Secondary Teaching Certification. As part of her studies, Mrs. Bower has also traveled and worked on archaeological projects in Greece and Cyprus. This fall she will be pursuing her Master’s degree in Education from CSU at Fullerton, eventually earning a credential as a Reading and Literacy Specialist. In her free time, Mrs. Bower enjoys going to museums, crocheting, watching movies, and discovering new and exciting places to visit in California. Mrs. Bower worked as the Academic Coordinator at Equitas Academy #2 last year, and looks forward to transitioning to the classroom and sharing her passion for history with her students. She believes that all scholars have the ability to succeed and attend a college that will help them pursue their dreams. She believes it takes a village, not an individual, to help a child succeed, and is eager to work and collaborate with the families and the other Equitas staff to make this school year the best it can be.