Mountain View Elementary School

Proud Home of the Eagles

Second Grade Team

Kelly Bowman

Teacher


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I always loved kids when I was younger and I constantly played school with my sister and friends. My mom was also a teacher.

What brings you joy while teaching?

The smiles on my students' faces when they are excited about learning. I also love to teach kids to read. The stories they tell me are often so funny and I enjoy making them laugh with my stories or silly voices.

What is one fun fact about you?

I played softball and volleyball in high school and college.

Where did you get your teaching degree?

Averett University

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

I love the kids and friends that I work with. I also love that I get to see my own child at school each day. My oldest son came through Mountain View as well.

Kayla Brooks

Teacher

Melissa Howard

Teacher


Do you have any Nicknames that students call you?

"Mom"

What made you decide to become a teacher?

I come from a long line of teachers in my family, and I knew in 4th grade that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children.

What brings you joy while teaching?

When my students get excited and curious about what we are learning or when the "lightbulb moment" occurs when something clicks and makes sense. That's the best! The thank you notes from students and parents make my day!

What is one fun fact about you?

This is my 26th year teaching at Mt. Clinton and Mountain View Elementary - 20 years in 4th grade, and 6 years in 2nd grade. I was born and raised in Rockingham County, and proud to have graduated from TA, Bridgewater College, and EMU. My husband and I have two teenagers who keep us busy.

Where did you get your teaching degree?

I got my elementary and middle school teaching degree from Bridgewater College, and my Master's degree from EMU.

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

We have a strong community of "family" with our staff and students. I have taught many of my students' parents or siblings. This is my second "home".