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JOshua Dowdy    
Hello! I am so excited to be the new Principal of James Breckinridge Middle School beginning in the 2020-2021 school year! I am a lifelong "Roanoker" and third-generation educator with 16 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 couldn't be prouder and more honored to go into the 2020-21 school year leading the next generation of "Majors"! Other than education, I love spending time with my wife Wesley and two boys Shepherd (Age 9) and Briar (Age 6)! Parents, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have at [email protected].