Rebecca Lowe – Constants In the Classroom, Life, and on the Course

October 11, 2016

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Faculty Spotlight: Math Teacher Rebecca Lowe

At Gould, we often say that “or” is easy, but “and” is hard. Many of our students embrace that and reject being labeled as a student who is this “or” that.

Our faculty are the same way.

Most of our students know Rebecca Lowe, new to Gould this year, as their math teacher, or maybe as their assistant field hockey coach. But they are less likely to know that Lowe is a competitive cyclocross racer, has competed in Ironman Triathlons, and won three national championships in lacrosse at the University of Maryland.

“A desire to learn, to constantly improve, to set and achieve goals is what drives me as an athlete,” says Lowe. “The fact that Gould values development through athletics which translates directly to academics makes it a perfect fit.”

With her husband an officer in the United States Navy, Lowe has lived and worked in several locations and seen a lot of schools. But when she arrived on campus this summer she noticed something special about Gould.

“Gould is a kind, welcoming, and professional community,” says Lowe. “I was amazed at the facilities and programming that Gould offered for only 250 students. As a teacher, coach, and mentor at Gould, I believe the potential for personal and professional growth are endless and I intend to make the most of it.”

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Rebecca crosses the finish line at the 2015 Ottawa Early Bird Triathlon.

Learn more about Rebecca in her Q & A below.


Name: Rebecca Lowe

High School: Broadneck High School (Annapolis, MD)

College/Grad School: University of Maryland/University of Phoenix

Proudest Achievement:
Finishing my first Ironman, marrying my wonderful husband, earning my Master’s Degree, winning the National Championship for D1 Lax

Last book I read: When We Were the Kennedy’s by Monica Wood

My soundtrack is: Elton John – Rocket Man

Movie I would recommend: Caddyshack (1980)

Favorite food: Sushi

One word that describes me: Enthusiastic

Best advice I ever received:
To always do your best, have fun, & be safe. Practice like you want to compete.

Why Gould?
Opportunity to grow professionally & to be apart of an active, engaged, caring & growth-mindset community

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Rebecca during the cycling stage of the 2015 Ottawa Early Bird Triathlon.

 

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