Dr. Bob McDowell has coached leaders since 2015, bringing the unique perspective he gained through his time as assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. He's taught graduate-level education courses for St. Mary's University and Bethel University as well as advised doctoral students and superintendent licensee candidates. He was the 2012 MASA Principal of the Year and the 2018 Outstanding Central Office Administrator of the Year.
In addition, he served in the National Guard for ten years. During his first enlistment, he became a SeaBee heavy equipment operator. He then completed Officer Training School to advance to the rank of Captain as a Medical Services Administrator for the 109th AeroMedical Evacuation Squadron/133rd Airlift Wing of Minnesota. His time serving in the military centered him on the three core values he strives to follow every day: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all you do.
He is certified in Cognitive Coaching and trained in Courageous Conversations and Human-Centered Design.