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Bowen Named Principal of Year

(New Buffalo, MI) - An educator in New Buffalo has received a high honor.  Adam Bowen was named principal of the year in Michigan for his work as the principal at New Buffalo Elementary School.


“Adam has created a family-like atmosphere that makes students feel secure and safe, which encourages them to take risks in their learning.  He knows every student by name and engages with students frequently throughout the day,” said New Buffalo Area Schools Superintendent Michael Lindley.


The award was given by the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, which chose Bowen from over 5,000 elementary and middle school principals in the state.


“Adam has led New Buffalo Elementary to be recognized as a Blue Ribbon School.  This is not an easy accomplishment and further shows his commitment to this staff, students, and community,” said Tracy Ripley, Principal of New Buffalo High School.


Bowen, who’s in his 17th year as an educator, received the award Thursday at the Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principals Association ceremony in Traverse City.  He’s been an administrator at New Buffalo Elementary School for five years.

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