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Mr. Jon McGowan

My name is Jon McGowan, and I am beginning my 8th year at South Smiths Station Elementary School. This will be my second year as the Behavior Support Interventionist at South! This is a new position at our school, and I am excited to work in this area, and help to recognize the positive behaviors we have going on at this special place! I have previously taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, and special education at East Smiths Station Elementary. I have also spent time at Smiths Station High School and at Sanford Middle School in Beauregard. I am proud to say that I have spent my entire career in education with the Lee County School System! I thoroughly enjoy the teachers, administrators, and students that I interact with on a daily basis.

I live in Auburn with my wife Meredith and our kids.  Our oldest daughter is Clara, and she is 26 years old. She lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Jason. Our next daughter is Harper. She is a senior at Samford University where she runs cross country and track for them.  Next is Eva (who we call E.V.). She is a 12th grader at Auburn High School. She is also a cross-country and track runner for the varsity team at Auburn High. Finally, our only boy, Charlie, is in 10th grade at Auburn High School in Auburn. He is a sports nut and loves all sports, especially anything to do with Auburn University Athletics. He is also a varsity runner on the cross-country and track teams at Auburn High School. We are all Auburn Tiger fans! We are all blessed to be a part of a great church family and are truly excited to see what God has planned for us every day!

 I truly enjoy working with the kids here at South. It is awesome to watch them learn and grow throughout their time here with us.