Meet Dr. Dowdle

I’ve spent 46 years in Catholic Education, 31 of them at St. Augustin. I grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. I attended Clarke University for my BA in music. I received an MA and Ph.D. at Loyola University of Chicago in Counseling Psychology.

What I enjoy most about teaching: The best part of my job is the time I spend with the students. I love talking to the kids, and having lunch with them.

About my family: My husband, Jim, retired from 29 years of being principal at Dowling Catholic High School and now teaches English part-time there. I have two daughters named Bridget and Meaghan.

What I enjoy doing outside of school: I enjoy reading and traveling.

A funny story about teaching: A kindergarten student came into my office one day and told me that he “really liked the guards” outside of my office (referring to the office staff)!