Sara McDowell has joined the Career and Technical Education team at Cazenovia High School as our Family Consumer Science teacher. As an Ohio native, she is a graduate of Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Science Career and Technical Education. Sara also earned her Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Syracuse University. Mrs. McDowell began her career as a Family Consumer Science teacher in Danville, Virginia and later Culpeper, Virginia. While in Culpeper, Sara was recognized as the Teacher of the Year for the 2009-2010 school year. Additionally, while teaching in Culpeper, Sara advised many students in the Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) co-curricular competitions at the state and national level. Sara also served as the district’s Career and Technical Instructional Team Leader.
In 2012, Sara relocated to the Syracuse area with her husband, Dan, and took time off to raise their three children, Luella (7), Eileen (5) and William (3). They moved to Cazenovia in 2013 and fell in love with the Laker community. Outside of the classroom, Sara can be found running the hills of Cazenovia, baking pie recipes found in vintage cookbooks and rooting on Cleveland sports teams.
Sara is thrilled to join the stellar Career and Technical team at the high school. Go Lakers!