Natasha Stewart, Principal
I am honored to serve students, teachers, parents, and our entire school community as the Principal of Bowie Middle School. My passion is to inspire educators to cultivate an environment which provides students with educational experiences that are conducive to preparing them to be productive citizens who are tolerant of a world of differences, capable of adapting to change, and able to evolve into life-long problem solvers. Every individual at Bowie Middle School has value and through collaborative efforts to build positive relationships and a tireless quest for academic, leadership, and service excellence students will achieve high levels of achievement. Parents are valuable to our students’ learning process so we will foster partnerships and create an inviting atmosphere that allows parents to enhance student success in the school setting. Together we can provide students with opportunities to learn at optimal levels and reach their full academic potential.
Prior to becoming the Principal at Bowie Middle I served Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield ISD as an Associate Principal of Academics, Associate Principal of Facilities, and an Assistant Principal over the course of 5 years. I was an Athletic Coordinator and Head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Mansfield High school for 7 years before becoming an administrator. Other school districts I spent time as a Science Teacher and Head Girls’ Basketball Coach include Fort Worth and Kennedale ISD. My educational journey in higher institutions of learning include West Texas A&M where I earned a bachelor’s degree while playing basketball on full athletic scholarship, Emporia State University where I received a master’s degree while serving as the recruiting coordinator of the Women’s Basketball program, and UT-Arlington where I obtained principal certification in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.
Gina Locke, Assistant Principal
Regina Locke began her educational career in 2004 in Irving ISD. She has taught middle/ high school English and AVID. Additionally, she has been an instructional specialist, served on numerous leadership committees and presented staff development to thousands of teachers. Mrs. Locke earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Master's in Educational Leadership at Concordia University in Austin. In her current role, she serves as the 6th grade assistant principal at Bowie.
Mrs. Locke is highly committed to the students, teachers, parents and the community of Bowie Middle School and Irving ISD. Her philosophy centers on:
Engaging families, students and teachers so that ALL students can reach high levels of achievement
Collaborating with and listening to others to ensure each and every student receives the best education
Working with students to hold them accountable to high standards to become empowered and responsible citizens
Treating each and every student as if he/she was her own
When not at school, Mrs. Locke enjoys spending time with her family, reading, decorating and being outdoors.