Ms. Dowdle

Ms. Dowdle

Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Studies (KIDS) Teacher
dowdlee@avoca37.org 
847.510.6346

Portrait of Ms. Dowdle

I am thrilled to serve as the KIDS teacher at Avoca West.  This is my second year at AW.  Last year, I worked as a Kindergarten classroom teacher.  Previously, I taught PreKindergarten in the city for five years.  I hold a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Dayton.  Go Flyers!  

When I am not at school, I work as the Director of Communications and Social Media for a non-profit called Coming Up Rosies.      


My philosophy of education is to meet the children where they are developmentally.  I believe all children are unique and deserve a safe, positive learning environment.  I believe a child's needs are not met if all that is taught is academics.  I focus on developmentally appropriate practices that allow children to develop their social, emotional, cognitive, language and motor skills.