Staff Directory

John Bowden

Senior Administration - Assistant Superintendent - Learning

(867) 766-7409
About Me

I am originally from the small Acadian village of Louisdale, Nova Scotia, where I grew up enjoying a rich Acadian heritage. I graduated from St. F.X. University with a BEd in 1978 and completed my Masters of Education in Administration in 2006. My wife, Bev, and I moved to Yellowknife "for a year" way back in 1980 and we are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren. After 30 years of teaching and serving as assistant and then principal of St. Pat's High, I accepted the challenge of moving to the board office as Assistant Superintendent of Learning for Yellowknife Catholic Schools where I have worked for the past 7 years. Some of my primary duties in this position include coordinating professional development for our district, overseeing our efforts in French Immersion, as well as providing expertise, leadership and support in all curricular areas from 8-12. I am excited about YCS's vision and direction for the future, happy to work with such dedicated teachers and staff, and proud to be associated with such a progressive education system.