All About Mrs. Bower
Hello and Welcome,
My name is Colleen Bower. This is my 11th year teaching at Ellicottville
Central School. I have taught many grade levels at ECS, but have found my home in
first grade for the last three years.
I live in Ellicottville with my husband, Bryan and my two sons, Josh and
Kevin. Both of my boys graduated from ECS. They are now in college pursuing their
I enjoy spending time with my family and love to travel. We just came back
from a trip to Chicago where we visited two ballparks, ate a lot of deep-dish pizza and
took a three-hour Segway tour. We had an amazing time and the weather was
I grew up in Central Pennsylvania where I received my BS degree in
Elementary Education and Library Science. I always knew I wanted to be an
educator. My mom taught elementary school for 35 years, so I guess it is in my blood.
My husband is a Department of Energy employee. His job has moved us
several places throughout the country. I have lived and taught in Pennsylvania,
New Mexico, and Maryland. What a wonderful experience!
After moving to New York, I stayed at home with my boys, but the longing for
teaching remained with me. When my younger son entered school, I knew it was time
for me to continue my dream. New York State required a MS degree. I obtained this
at Mercyhurst University and was fortunate enough to begin teaching at ECS.
Well, there you have it – my life in a nutshell. I look forward to getting to know
you and your family. I believe that we are partners in your child’s education. I am
looking forward to a very rewarding year.
My contact information is
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 699-2318 ext. 165