Robert L. Bowman, Jr., teacher, motivator, listener, and giver, is a veteran Georgia public school educator. The son of a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant, his life’s mission has always been to help and teach others.
Similar to every child, Robert had a plethora of career ambitions ranging from lawyer, firefighter, pilot, actor, comedian, and surgeon. First Lady Betty T. Mitchell gave him his first teaching assignment at Connor’s Temple Baptist Church, in Savannah, Georgia, where he led youth bible study.
During his senior year of high school, when every senior is asked the question of what is next after graduation, Robert knew that he wanted to attend Albany State University, but he was torn between following his dreams of becoming a teacher and following the dreams of others, of him becoming a well-respected lawyer. In the beginning, Political Science won the fight, but soon after entering college, education would win the battle. At Albany State University, home of the Golden Rams, he was very active in many organizations. During his collegiate tenure, he served as president of the university’s programming board and he became one of the university’s most respected leaders. At ASU, he also joined one of the nation’s most prestigious Greek letter organizations, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In December of 2007 Robert received his Bachelors of Science degree in Middle Grades Education and in 2010 he was awarded a Masters of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision.
Robert joined the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta as the Education Director at THE Joseph B. Whitehead Club in January of 2015.