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About Mr. Bower

Mr. Bower teaches at Fluvanna Middle School, teaching several classes and exploratories this year, including U.S. History to 1865 (6th), Intro to Television and Video Production, Pop Culture of World War II, and Pop Culture of the Cold War.  On the rare occasions he has free time, he enjoys soccer, kayaking and skiing, is a huge classic film and television fan, and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.


Mr. Bower earned his BA in History and Masters in Teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been at Fluvanna Middle School for over 20 years, teaching U.S. History, Civics & Economics, Geography, Life Science, and Media.  During that time, he has been active in the Virginia Council for the Social Studies and the National Council for the Social Studies, and has been a speaker at three Virginia State Social Studies Conferences.  He has also participated in the Virginia Civics Summit at the state capitol, a summer seminar at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology by the Foundation for Teaching Economics, and has served on state and local textbook committees.  This past summer, he attended a conference at Sweet Briar College on teaching with historic places and World War I, and completed a course in using Smartboard technology at UVA-Wise.

Mr. Bower was also a referee for the U.S. Soccer Federation and the Virginia High School League for many years, serving as a referee, referee instructor, and referee assignor, as well as holding coaching certifications.


How old is Mr. Bower?

  • Jazz pianist Art Tatum celebrated his 30th birthday 22 years before Mr. Bower was born.
  • On the day Mr. Bower turned 15, singer Paul Simon celebrated his 35th birthday.
  • The first World Series night game took place on Mr. Bower's 10th birthday.  Pittsburgh beat Baltimore 4-3.






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Mr. Bower's favorite place is behind this sign!

Mr. Bower's favorite place is behind this sign!  Can you guess what is behind the sign?