Durham teacher wins national honor

Posted July 8, 2009 6:38 p.m. EDT

— 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.