M. Bowen

         I am excited to be part of the Fairview Elementary School family as the library media specialist.  The faculty and staff have made me feel very welcome and right at home.  This is my 28th year in education.

          I was born and raised in Richlands, VA where I graduated high school.  My husband, Scott, and I moved to Roanoke form Emerald Isle, NC in August, 2018.  We have four children, Aaron, Jason Keith, Will, and Bowen.  Our adopted children include two hound dogs, Simon and Duke, and a labradoodle named Oney Banx. 

          I have the privilege of working with a wonderful and talented assistant, Christy Foley. We work as a team to meet the reading needs of all our students. Together, we have a fun and exciting learning environment--never a dull moment!

         In my spare time, I enjoy shopping for antiques, traveling, watching my sons play sports, and of course reading.  

          Thank you for visiting with me and our library.  If you any questions or concerns, please email me at