Marlin Elementary School
Dear Marlin families,
name is Tim
Dowling and I am the principal of
Marlin Elementary. This will be my second year as the principal of
Marlin Elementary, I was previously the assistant principal of Binford
Elementary and taught for seven years at Childs Elementary.
want to provide a short biography for those who I have not yet met. I
graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2000 with a degree in
engineering and big plans to design cars in Detroit. But before
starting my engineering career, I spent a year as an AmeriCorps
volunteer, teaching at an alternative middle school in Florida for at
risk students. This year of working in a school setting
dramatically changed what I wanted to do with the rest of my life!
After spending 4 years in New York City working as an engineer, I
returned to Indiana in 2005 to start graduate school at IU. I earned my
masters in education in 2007, and have been a Hoosier
ever since! I taught at Childs Elementary from 2007 to 2014, teaching
4th, 5th, and 6th grades. I earned my administrative license and
masters in educational leadership in 2013.
a personal note, my wife, Melinda, and I have two children and one
disobedient dog, named Birdie. Isabel is a rising 7th grader and Milo
is a rising third grader. In addition to education, I am passionate about Notre
Dame football and IU basketball. I coach my son's baseball
teams and enjoy playing golf. I love to kayak, ride my bike and
generally be active. Both of our children have severe
food allergies and as a result we spend our vacation dollars at Disney
World (the only place where we don't have to cook every meal.)
Some important dates.
August 24th - First PTO meeting of the year in the Marlin library
August 30th - Open House from 5:30 to 7:00 at Marlin ElementaryClassrooms will be open from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm for students and families to visit. Picnic will start at 6:00 pm, and will last until 7:00 pm.
As always, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org
call me (812-330-7750 ext. 50730) with any questions or concerns.
Follow us on Twitter: @MarlinDragons