Meet Dr. McDowell
Welcome to Sunrise Park Middle School! I'm Bob McDowell and I have the pleasure of serving as principal of this wonderful school.
When you visit Sunrise Park, you will experience a true community feeling enhanced by the excellent ever-changing student work lining the halls. You will engage in the excitement transferred from the entire staff who provide a world class education focused on the entire middle school experience of students.
As for me, I grew up in Winona, Minnesota where I spent a great deal of my free-time on the Mississippi river. Growing up I was involved in band, orchestra, football, swimming, and baseball.
I attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and received a bachelor of science in Technology Education. I also hold a master of arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas, a specialist degree in Educational Administration from Minnesota State-Mankato, and a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Saint Mary's University.
While I started teaching high school in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, I have taught traditional industrial arts classes, technology education classes, video production and engineering classes to grades six through twelve. I also coached football, swimming, and baseball. In addition to my 6-12 experience, I am an adjunct associate professor for Saint Mary's University.
Before coming to White Bear Lake, I was the assistant principal at Valley Middle School in Apple Valley, MN. My wife and I have three children and typically spend our time between gymnastics, baseball, and soccer. We spend a lot of our summers on the water swimming, tubing, skiing and fishing and our winters downhill skiing.
If you have any questions, please contact me at any time.
Bob McDowell, Ed.D.