Mrs. Kowalik is a graduate of Goucher College with a degree in elementary education with certification in special education. She has a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus in School Improvement Leadership and holds an Administrator 1 Certification from The Maryland State Department of Education. Mrs. Kowalik worked as a teacher, intervention specialist and administrator in Baltimore City Public Schools for 15 years and also served as the Gifted and Advanced Learning Specialist there. She has a passion for students with learning differences and exceptionalities and has spent the majority of her career advocating and developing programming for those students and their families. Mrs. Kowalik has also worked closely with Dr. Mariale Hardiman, Vice Dean for the School of Education at The Johns Hopkins University and The Mind, Brain and Teaching Institute studying neuroeducation. Mrs. Kowalik loves to help students take ownership of their education and pursue their gifts and talents through a student-centered learning approach. She is married and has three children who attend PHCS and has a dog named Moose. Mrs. Kowalik has wanted to be in education since she was 5 years old and feels so blessed to be fulfilling that dream!