I'm Ms. McDowell, the 5th grade math teacher at BTE. This will be my fourth year in the classroom. I previously taught elementary school in Memphis, Tennessee. I grew up in Virginia, went to college in North Carolina, and earned my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction at UT Austin. In my free time I teach yoga, cook, play ping pong, and hang out with my husband, Matt, and our cat, Eddard.
Our 5th grade team will work together to create a rigorous, consistent, and fun academic and social environment for all of our students. Bluebonnet Trail is a special and unique school community and I’m proud to be a part of it. I believe math is about questions, mistakes, creativity, making sense, connecting, communicating, learning (not performing), and depth (not speed). In our class we are kind, work hard, and solve problems together.