Garth Bowling Named Distinguished Educational Leader

May 2, 2014

gaRTh bowlingMr. Garth Bowling, Principal of Chopticon High School, has been selected as St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ recipient of The Washington Post’s Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.

The Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award exists to recognize those principals who go beyond the daily challenges of their position to create an exceptional educational environment.

“Mr. Bowling’s selfless dedication to his students, staff, and community exemplifies the leadership that is critical to the success of his school,” said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools.

Mr. Bowling joined St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) in 2008 as Principal of Chopticon High School after a stellar career in Charles County Public Schools from 1977 to 2008 serving as a Social Studies Teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal.

Garth Bowling’s background encompasses 41 years in the education field with 29 of those years as Principal. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science and his certification in secondary education from Towson State College, as well as, a Master of Education degree. Mr. Bowling also received his Certification of Advanced Study in School Management from Loyola College.

During the first week of May, The Washington Post will present the award to Mr. Bowling and the other principals representing public schools systems in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.