About Me: Professionally Speaking

Marilyn Simmons Bowe

ASc, BSc, MSc, PhD, CPC

Life Empowerment Coach
Motivational Speaker
Active Researcher
 Author 
Founder and CEO: CAMP Achievement, LLC
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I am Passionate About Inspiring Others

I was not supposed to amount to much by society’s standards! I was born a child of poverty in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas, in an urban low socioeconomic area. This notwithstanding, I graduated from high school at the age of fifteen (15)!

I attended the College of The Bahamas and earned an ASc in biochemistry, at the age of 17. After an initial career as an industrial lab chemist, I earned a BSc in premedical biology with minors in chemistry and education, from Barry University in North Miami, Florida and graduated magna cum laude. Subsequently, I earned a MSc in biomedical sciences with some course work in educational leadership, also from Barry University.

Additionally, I completed a self-designed, quantitative PhD in Education at Walden University. My writing interests center around educating children of poverty and my dissertation focused on the effects of emotions on academic outcomes, in particular, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning outcomes for African Americans (AA). This topic was near and dear to my heart due to the fact that there was a 27% achievement gap in the United States between AA and European Americans (Whites) with respect to science academic achievement at the time of my research in 2012.

I have had over 25 years of professional educational experience in the USA. Some of my roles during this time included Science Teacher (inner cities and rural areas of Florida and Georgia), College Instructor (rural Georgia), Department Chair (inner city of Florida), Academic Coach (inner city of Georgia), Instructional Coordinator (inner city of Florida), College Program Coordinator (rural Georgia), and District Secondary Science Specialist (suburban Utah).

Currently, I combine all of my career and academic expertise as a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coach. As such, I help others to integrate SEL into their everyday efforts. Moreover, I consider myself to be a “Merchant of Hope” (to use a term penned by Dr. Crystal Kuykendall in her book "From Rage to Hope").

Additionally, I am a passionate long distance runner since 1989. For more on me as a runner ...