Kami Bowman told her parents, she was going to be “anything but a teacher,” as she started on the path to becoming a dental hygienist.
Thirty-one years later she is retiring as a kindergarten teacher who spent all of her career in the Bowie Independent School District. What took her down that unexpected path? Like many people, it was a simple event involving a little boy who was having trouble learning to count by fives.
“I never wanted to be a teacher, but I took a substitute job to help out working in the kindergarten classroom. There was a little boy who could not seem to grasp counting by fives. I am not sure how I did it, but there was a moment I saw the light go on and his eyes got wide as he said ‘oh!’ and he started counting. It changed everything,” recalls the teacher.

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