Mrs. Michele Bowman      Richard and Michele

Phone: 480-472-7691

Room 101


I have been a part of the Ishikawa family either as a parent, or as a teacher for 27 years.  My husband and I love to travel whenever we have the opportunity to do so. This summer we had the opportunity to go to Disneyland Paris, England, Wales, France, and the Netherlands. We have done 6 cruises, one where we had the opportunity to visit 7 South American countries which added to our bucket list of 48 countries.  We just completed another adventure this summer where we visited 4 countries again.  We have now added another country, Wales which gave us the opportunity to add 1 more country.  Yes, Wales is considered a country! No I didn't get to see Princess Kate!  I love expanding my knowledge about other cultures.

This year I will be teaching: reading, writing (my passion), and social studies.  In social studies we will be studying Egypt, Greece, Roman Civilizations and China.  I have lived in Italy and my husband and I have visited Egypt, China and Greece which gives me a little more first hand knowledge to impart to my students, rather than what is just in the book.

We have a great 6th grade team and I am looking forward to another great year at Ishikawa!

No matter what I teach to children I enjoy capturing their high level of thinking and seeing the pure enjoyment of life that they display in class.