I am beginning my 27th year at Elgin Local Schools and my 10th teaching math at Elgin Middle School. I received my bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and my master's degree in integrated technology from Walden University. I recently completed a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University- Chicago. I live in Marion County with my wife of 23 years, Erika, our three sons, Caden(21), Camden (16), and Caelen (14),and our daughter, Carlyn (19). When not teaching, I enjoy watching sports, working outdoors, working with wood, and spending time with my family. I am a huge sports fan. My favorite teams are the Cincinnati Reds, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Houston Rockets, and of course the Ohio State Buckeyes. I, too, went to Elgin Local Schools. While attending Elgin, I really enjoyed social studies and math. I particularly enjoyed my fourth grade year. My favorite authors are Chris Van Alsburg and Andrew Clements. My favorite movies of all time are; Dead Poet's Society, Rounders and Hoosiers. I really enjoy most types of music, but I listen to country music almost all of the time. My favorite artists are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church,and the Casey Donahew Band, all of whom I have gone to see live in concert on several occasions. I really enjoy eating. My favorite food is pizza.
To contact me, e-mail me at Bower_t@elginschools.org or call me during school hours at 740.223.4300.