About Us
Our Team
Our Impact
Contact Us
Corporate Programs

My Wishlist

Recent Activity

 Shawn Cowley has rated the lesson plan Voice of Democracy Dec 21, 2011
 Shawn Cowley has added the lesson plan Voice of Democracy Dec 21, 2011
 Shawn Cowley has added to their wishlist Dec 21, 2011

My Lesson Plans

Browse All Plans
See More
Mr. Shawn Cowley
Add Me as a Friend!
[email protected]s.k12.nc.us
William A. Hough High School
Phoenix, Oregon (Huntersville, NC transplant)
Class Information:
Room Number: C120
Students per Class: 30
Class Description:
JROTC instructor at WA Hough High School. Our mission statement is "To motivate young people to become better citizens." Our curriculum covers leadership, social studies, history, financial readiness, physical fitness and so much more. Its so fun to teach. I definitely feel the satisfaction of making an impact in these children's lives.
Teacher and Department Chair
Flip Video Cameras, digital maps, photoshop
My Philosophy:
I take my philosophy from America's greatest wrestler and coach Dan Gable. I've applied this philosophy to my time in charge of troops in the Army to my time in the classroom. Mr Gable lost one wrestling match in his career, was a 3 time NCAA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist. Later he coached the Iowa Hawkeyes to something like 18 Team Div 1 Championships, Team USA to a Gold Medal and multiple individual wrestlers to Gold Medals. Dan Gable says, "Its a much greater honor to coach someone to greatness than it is to be great." I truly get a thrill in the achievements of the young men and women that I have been fortunate enough to work with in the military, in college ROTC at Santa Clara University and now in High School. Additionally, everything I do is founded in the ideals that my Alma Mater, USMA at West Point, NY taught me, "Duty, Honor, Country."
Personal Information:
College and Degrees:
United States Military Academy, West Point NY BS Management KansasState University MS Adult and Occupational Education Currentlya student at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the Masters of School Administration
Family, swim dad, skiing, white water rafting, hiking, outdoors
Favorite Books:
Jack London books, The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, Starship Troopers, The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Favorite Quotes:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
Assisting in the development of tomorrow's leaders who will lead our Country back to greatness. We are in the midst of the next "Greatest Generation," I truly believe in this and am so very proud of my own children and the young men and women of today.
Employment History:
Rogue Valley Country Club - dishwasher US Army soldier Ft Ord, CA 1984-1987 US Army Officer retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel 1991-2010 JROTC Instructor William A. Hough HS
Why Do I Teach?:
I am a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel. Former Apache Pilot and Ranger. I teach now because it is another way in which I can serve my country. I teach because there is such a need for passionate teachers. I wish that most Americans had to serve in the military and in the classrooms. We would have less wars and a much more profound understanding of how under appreciated these teachers are. Until you have done either job, its almost impossible to understand them fully. We need more people looking to provide positive solutions and support and need less critics. We are, as Teddy Roosevelt described, "The men/women in the arena..its not the critic that counts, its the man in the arena"...God bless you all that are teachers. I am a huge fan of each and every one of you.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 20 %
     Average: 40 %
     High-achiever: 10 %
     Special Needs: 30 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 50 %
     Hispanic: 20 %
     African American: 20 %
     Asian: 10 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 20 %
ESL Enrollment:: 10 %
Average number of students in class:: 30 students
Number of students I teach:: 30 students