Durham teacher wins national honor

Posted July 8, 2009

— Jamila Bowser, a teacher at Lowe’s Grove Middle School in Durham, has been named the national 2009 SECME Teacher of the Year.

Each year, SECME Inc., formerly known as the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, recognizes outstanding K-12 educators who have demonstrated leadership ability in advancing student development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Bowser was cited for sustaining a successful SECME school program through creative and enriching curricular/extracurricular activities at the 4418 S. Alston Ave. school.


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  • anneonymousone Jul 9, 2009

    Hurray for Ms. Bowser! Since I've been on the job, it's become clear how much work it takes to even be a mediocre teacher, let alone to try to be an excellent teacher.

    Congratulations on being honored, Ms. Bowser, and thank you for the way your work honors your students, your teachers, and your colleagues.

  • blhug Jul 9, 2009

    Congratulations to the teacher! We need to hear about the great things happening in our schools.

  • MarvinsWife12 Jul 9, 2009

    WRAL, thank you for letting us know what SECME used to stand for. Now, please tell what is currently stands for. Thanks!