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March 9, 2014

Jane Bowen in third year as MNTC’s first female superintendent

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NORMAN —

Oklahoma has 29 technology centers in the state. Only MNTC and one center are led by women.

Bowen said she is a proponent for women in leadership and enjoys mentoring others.

“I hope that I am a role model for other females to see they can be a leader,” she said.

Bowen said the transition has been smooth. Anytime you change superintendents, it is going to be different and people have to get to know you and what kind of person you are.

Bowen said she is passionate about her job and the importance of education.

“I really care about people and want to make a difference in people’s lives. That is why I am in education,” she said.

Bowen said the community is supportive of the technology center and she strives to be engaged in the community, as well as encouraging her staff to do the same.

Through strategic planning, she and other school and community leaders are working to affect the area’s economic development with new programs and implementation of technology that will engage students, ultimately benefiting everyone.

Bowen said the school focuses on making learning relative to students and giving them more opportunities while helping them become career ready and college ready.

“Oklahoma’s Career Tech system is recognized as one of the best models for career and technology education in the nation and possibly the world. I believe that Moore Norman is one of the best, if not the best technology center in our state.”

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