Meet Mr. Bowen

I am originally from Ithaca, Michigan.  I graduated from Hope College in 2008 and I am in my ninth year of teaching.  I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade, and it’s all been at Georgetown Elementary.  I am married to my amazing wife Cara, and we enjoy spending time at the beach, taking walks, and hanging out with friends. We have a daughter, Melia (Muh-leah), who is 18 months old. I love being able to spend time with her and watching her grow up. We are also expecting the birth of our second child in February of 2017!

Outside of family time, I enjoy outdoor sports of any type from hiking and kayaking to golfing, running, or playing a game of soccer. I can also be found at What’s the Scoop many nights in the summer.

I am in my ninth year as a volunteer football coach for the Hudsonville Football Program. I am an assistant on the varsity team, and I work with the program’s special teams (my specialty being kickers and punters).  I was a kicker and punter for the Hope College Football Team from 2004-2007. 

I am a firm believer in young people and their power to change the world in a positive way.  My hope is your child will not only leave fourth grade prepared for next year, but will also feel empowered to take measured risks without fearing failure.  A confident and critically thinking fourth grader can do great things!  Some of the most influential people in history failed numerous times before finding their meaningful role.  The video below highlights a few.  I hope to get to know all of you over the course of the year, and cannot wait to embark on a great learning journey with every student.  Feel free to ask any questions via the blog or you can email me at

Grace and Peace,

Mr. Bowen


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17 Comments on “Meet Mr. Bowen
  1. Hi everyone in Mr.Bowen’s class.
    I am very happy to know you,and thank you gave me a good time when I got there. I hope I can go there again.

    Best wishes

  2. Jack, it’s great to hear from you! We are very glad you made it home safely to Taiwan! When you do come again, you are welcome back at Georgetown Elementary!

    Best wishes!



  3. Dear Mr Bowen and students,
    We are very excited because we have now got Skype!
    After Friday, we have school holidays for two weeks.
    I am going to Thailand and Malaysia (Grace) and I am going to Beijing(Nadia). We are very excited.
    We can’t wait to see more of your work after our holidays! See you then!
    From Nadia and Grace 🙂

  4. Dear Mr Bowen,

    Tomorrow is our last day of the term and we are on holidays for two weeks. You can still visit and send comments. Would you like to skype with year 4 Henderson?

    From Davide & Aaron 🙂

  5. Dear Mr. Bowen,
    I did’nt know you were from Ithaca, Michigan
    your All about Mr. Bowen page is great I’ve read it so many times. I like you as a teacher this year!
    Your friend,
    P.S Your SO COOL!!!!!

  6. Dear Mr.Bowen’s class,

    St.Andrew’s are finishing school in 2 and a half days. We wish you a Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    From Aurelia.

  7. Dear Mr. Bowen,
    In two more days we will be going on holidays that means we finish school.I hope you have an awesome day with your family and friends on Christmas day. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
    From Davide

  8. Dear Mr Bowen and Class,

    We are having school holidays on Thursday.We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
    From Nadia and Melanie

  9. Dear Mr. Bowen,

    I am having a great year in fith grade, but I still miss having you as a teacher! But it also looks like your having a lot of fun with your class this year . Hope you have a good spring break . Write back back soon.
    Haley!? $#@×)(*.


  10. Hello Mr. Bowen
    I am Mrs. CDR, a teacher from Toronto, Ontario. I teach grade 4 and it is our first time blogging! We would like to connect with as many educational bloggers as possible. We consider it an opportunity to learn and compare our experiences. Please check us out at:

    We would love to hear from you!

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