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My name is Shawn Fowler. I am the Edgenuity teacher this year for all social studies core and elective classes. I am originally from California but was raised in Northeast Ohio where I attended Kent State University and received my BA in International Relations with a minor in Political Science. Later I went on to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where I completed a post graduate teaching program for Integrated Social Studies for grades 7-12, and most recently, Columbus State University for Photography.
Prior to teaching I spent 6 years in Latin America, living in Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, The Dominican Republic, and Ecuador where I worked on and later directed public health and development programs with a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations. I speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian as well as some Dutch, German, Romanian, and Irish.
My wife's job brought us to the region in 2004. In the process of moving, I was recruited by Lee County Schools, and I have taught here at Smiths Station for 17 years now. In addition to teaching here at Smiths Station, I was a member of the faculty at Columbus State University where I taught photography from 2011 to 2019. I am an award winning photographer and have had my work published in several magazines including National Geographic Traveler, displayed in galleries and museums, used in advertisements, and in film.
I have a son and a daughter who are students in the county. In any other year besides this last one, We would be spending a significant amount of time on the soccer pitch or at Mercedes Benz Stadium in the supporters section for Atlanta United matches waving a flag behind the goal on match day. My daughter plays with CFC Red Star, and trains in Peachtree City, Fairburn, Marietta, and Atlanta, with Atlanta United’s Regional Development School. Myself I’m a former goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach here at Smiths Station High School. Although I am not playing right now due to Covid concerns, these days I play right back in an adult league.
Remind Code: @Fowleredge or text @fowleredge to 81010
Edgenuity Virtual Teacher
AP US History / US History 10 / US History 11
US Government / Economics