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Cara Bowie – Betty J. Lewis Unsung Hero for June

Cara Bowie is June's Betty J. Lewis Unsung Hero!

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Cara Bowie is a Camden native and a 2002 graduate of Camden Fairview High School. Upon completing high school, Cara attended the University of Central Arkansas, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology in 2006. Cara later completed a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership in Administration and Supervision Degree at Southern Arkansas University. In 2018 Cara enrolled in school and completed her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership at Arkansas Tech University. Cara is currently enrolled at Arkansas Tech University and is working towards a Doctor of Education in School Leadership.

Cara is a Fall 2003 initiate into the Theta Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she served as step-master and president. In 2014, Cara began a career in educational administration by serving as Assistant Principal of Camden Fairview High School for two years. She also served as Principal of Camden Fairview Middle School for four years, where she helped secure the Professional Learning Community (PLC) grant for the school. Under her leadership, the school culture transformed, and students began to see much success. In 2021, Cara got hired as the Principal of her alma mater at Camden Fairview High School. She has led the school in the PLC process and spearheaded the cultural transformation of the high school. Under her leadership, the school was recognized as a school "Beating the Odds" in English Language Arts by the Educational Policy Office. She has recently received a nomination for the AASSP Principal of the Year Award for 2023. Cara is the daughter of Richard and the late Carrie Bowie. She has one daughter, McKynzi Reed, who is the center of her world.

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