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J. Michele McDowell, M.B.A., M.S. Education

Early Childhood Studies
picture of my son

A hundred years from now,
it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in,
or the kind of cars I drove,
but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.


- Unknown

 


Workshops
ECS 310
       

 

 





 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

Office

Child Development Center
(Bldg 19)

Office 104

43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539

 

Telephone

 

(510) 979-7453

 

E-Mail

mmcdowell@ohlone.edu

 

Links To

ECS Department

Social Science Division

Academic Dishonesty Policy

Campus Maps

 

 

Fall Schedule 2012

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

ECS 301

9:00-12:10

CDC 122

 

ECS 306

9:00-12:10

CDC 122

 

 

Office Hour

12:10-12:40

CDC 104

 

Office Hour

12:10-12:40

CDC 104

 

         

PSY 105

1:00-2:35

CDC 122

 

PSY 105

1:00-2:35

CDC 122

 

Office Hour

2:35-4:05

CDC 104

 

 

 
   

Office Hour

5:00-6:00

CDC 104

Office Hour

4:30-6:00

CDC 104

 
   

ECS 300

6:00-9:10

CDC 122

ECS 302

6:00 - 10:15

CDC 122

 

 

 

Background

My teaching here at Ohlone is a definite homecoming.  I grew up in Fremont, and I always knew I wanted to teach.  Unfortunately, at the time I started college many school districts were closing schools and laying off teachers, and the job outlook was poor, and those older and wiser encouraged me to choose another field.  I decided to pursue a career in business.  I spent the next decade earning three business degrees and working both in the high tech industry and real estate development only to find that my passion was truly teaching as it had been since I was a young child.  I returned to school and earned my M.S. in Education and began my career in teaching.  My first teaching opportunity was teaching at a homeless shelter for women and young children.  Through several Adult Education programs in the area I have taught numerous parent education classes both for at-risk families and the general community.  I also have seven years experience in the preschool classroom-teaching toddlers through four-year-old children and their parents.  In 1996 I started teaching part-time for Ohlone College and I have been teaching here full-time since 2002.  Working in the field of Early Childhood Education is my passion.  I have enjoyed working with young children, their parents, and college students who also have a love and passion to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.  I have come home to where I belong.

 

 

Education

A.A. in Business Administration - Ohlone College

B.S. in Business Administration - Cal Poly Pomona

M.B.A. - U.C. Irvine

M.S. in Education - Cal State Hayward

 

 

Presentations & Workshops

-      Process vs. Product Art

-      Communicating with Teen Moms

-      The Developing Reader & Writer

-      The Little Things Make a Big Difference

-      Raising Resilient Children in Changing Times

 

 

Professional Organizations

NAEYC - National Association for Education of Young Children

ACEI - Association for Childhood Education International

Please contact mmcdowell@ohlone.edu
with your questions, comments, and suggestions.
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