I have been an elementary educator for 15 years. This will be my 2nd year teaching fifth grade at Ridgebury Elementary School. I taught at Farmingville Elementary School for 13 years as a Fourth Grade teacher and as a Literacy  and Special Education teacher. 

 I teach all parts of Reading Workshop to my homeroom class and I teach Mathematics to every fifth grade student.   

I worked in book publishing before I became an educator which is why I love words and ideas and creativity so much. I live in Pound Ridge, New York, with my family and our rescue dog, Taxi. My favorite things are spending time with my family, running, swimming, eating ice cream, and reading new children’s books. What are some of your favorite things?

You can contact me in several ways:
 Email: jdowey@ridgefieldps.net
Phone: 203 -894-5875, ext. 34134
 Our classroom is room #134. It is on the lower level.