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New principal assigned to Crosby High School

By Dr. Robert G. Tatman

Greg Bower from Corsicana ISD is the new principal of Crosby High School for the 2012-2013 school year.

Mr. Bower has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas-Tyler where he majored in history, and a master’s degree from UT-Tyler. He holds a Principal certification from Texas A & M at Commerce as well as a Superintendent certification from UT-Tyler.

During his first teaching experience, Mr. Bower taught English and history in Scurry-Rosser ISD. At Sam Houston Middle School in Garland, Texas, he gained experience as a middle school English and history teacher and English department chair. During his tenure at South Garland High School, Mr. Bower served as an English instructor and as an English TAKS coordinator. At Corsicana High School Mr. Bower served as Assistant Principal, Associate Principal and three years as the Principal.

Under his leadership at Corsicana High School, the school earned Recognized Status with the state and also met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) federal requirements for the first and only time in the school’s history.

Principal Bower has earned many awards and recognitions in the educational field. As a teacher at Sam Houston Middle School, Mr. Bower was named the Newcomer of the Year, and in his second year was honored as the Teacher of the Year. Mr. Bower was also named

Newcomer of the Year at South Garland High School. As principal of Corsicana High School, he and his team decreased violence by 300% and began closing the achievement gap between struggling, at-risk students and those academically successful. Also, while principal at Corsicana High School, he was one of the Region 12 Educational Service Center’s Principal of the Year finalists.

Mr. Bower’s wife of 18 years is Melissa, and he has one child, a seven-year-old boy named Dakota Zane. Crosby ISD welcomes Greg and his family to the district and the Crosby community, and looks forward with great anticipation to another great year at Crosby High School.