J.C. Bowman

J.C. Bowman

JC Bowman is the Executive Director & CEO of Professional Educators of Tennessee. He began his career in education in Tennessee public schools, where he taught high school social sciences and special education for thirteen years. He has been the executive director of Professional Educators since 2011.

A group of women stand outside the Tennessee Capitol with signs protesting lax guns laws. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Teachers on the front-line

By: - August 1, 2022

In 1987 I began my teaching career. The classroom that I taught in then is now a vestige of the past and we are continuously redefining what the modern school or classroom should look like. Student discipline is a complicated and often uneven process in our schools, with board policies and state laws often failing […]

Gov. Bill Lee during a Wednesday media avaliablilty in Nashville. (Photo: Sam Stockard)

Tennesseans must support teachers, even as leaders fail to defend them

By: - July 11, 2022

Recently, I was shown a video by Phil Williams from NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, the city’s CBS affiliate. As I watched the recording of Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, I became infuriated. This was not about charter schools or Hillsdale College. This was an attack on public schools, teachers, […]