JOshua Dowdy    

Hello! I am honored and privileged to be the Principal of James Breckinridge Middle School for the 2022-2023 school year! I am a lifelong "Roanoker" and third-generation educator with 17 years of experience in public schools and a passion for teaching and learning. I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in psychology in 2001 (Go Hokies!) and earned my Teaching License and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Radford University. I consider myself a lifelong learner and am currently working toward a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Northeastern University-Charlotte.

     I arrived at James Breckinridge in 2016 as the assistant principal, and I look forward to the 2022-23 school year leading the next generation of "Majors"! Other than education, I love spending time with my wife Wesley and two boys Shepherd (Age 10) and Briar (Age 7)! Parents, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at [email protected].