Rose Lowery Joins School Board in January
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The newest member of the Paducah Board of Education is ready to begin her term.
Rose Lowery was elected to the Paducah Board of Education in the general election on November 6 and will join current board members Felix Akojie, Danette Humphrey, Janice Howard, and Carl LeBuhn when her term begins in January 2013. Lowery replaces long-time board member William R. Black, Jr., who did not run for re-election after serving on the board for 24 years.
Lowery is a graduate of Saint Mary High School. She attended Paducah Community College and received her degree in African-American Studies from Spalding University. She is employed as a surgical assistant for Dr. Amanda Wagner.
Lowery is Founder and Director of the Nia Dancers, an African and contemporary dance troupe. The Nia Dancers have toured the United States and Canada, performing at events and hosting workshops.
Lowery is Youth Adviser for the N.A.A.C.P. youth. She serves on the Board of Directors at the W.C. Young Community Center and directs an after-school program for students that focuses on the Arts, Dance, and Signing. She is choir and youth director at Rosary Chapel Catholic Church.
Lowery said she is eager to learn about the needs of the district as she begins her term.
"I want to listen to the principals, first, and find out more about the needs of this district," Lowery said. "I hope we can focus on summer math and reading programs for schools that need the most help, beginning with our elementary schools."