Melissa Bowell Named AP at Choctawhatchee High School
At the July 23, 2018, School Board meeting, Melissa Bowell was named the Assistant Principal at Choctawhatchee High School. She has been the Secondary Curriculum Specialist for Okaloosa County Schools since 2015 and has deep roots in Okaloosa County Schools as her mother retired from teaching after 35 years, her sister, Heather, is a Mental Health Counselor/School Social Worker, and her husband, David, is the School Resource Officer at Niceville High School. Bowell has been an educator in Okaloosa County for seventeen years. She began her career teaching English Language Arts at Fort Walton Beach High School, where she taught 9th grade English Language Arts, 10th grade English Language Arts, and AP Literature until 2013 when she became a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Curriculum and Instruction Office. While she is extremely proud of the work she did in the classroom with students, working with teachers has provided her with even more professional joy over the last five years.
Bowell graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and the University of West Florida with her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and her Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership.
Having presented professional development at Choctawhatchee High School over the last five years, Bowell is ecstatic to join the rest of the Big Green Indians and is humbled by the tradition of excellence there. She and David have two daughters, Madeline, a freshman at Choctawhatchee High School (Go Big Green!) and Abigail, a 6th grader at Meigs Middle School.