JOshua Dowdy    

     Hello! I am so excited to be the new Assistant Principal at James Breckinridge Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year. I look forward to meeting the students and being part of such an excellent school community.  Parents, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at

About Me
I am a life-long “Roanoker” and third generation educator.  I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in psychology (go Hokies!) and earned both my Teaching License and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Radford University.  I am currently working toward an Ed.D. with a concentration in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Northeastern University. I came to James Breckinridge Middle School after working as the Teacher on Assignment at James Madison Middle School last year.  I have also worked as an English and History teacher in Roanoke County for the past ten years. Other than education, I love spending time with my wife Wesley and two boys Shepherd (Age 5) and Briar (Age 2)!