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McDougal Hired as Director of Special Programs

Patty McDougal, Director of Special Programs


Superintendent Gary Fields has announced Patricia “Patty” McDougal as Director of Special Programs for Bowling Green Independent Schools. She will begin responsibilities at the district office after July 1, 2017, assuming many duties of retiring Associate Superintendent, Vicki Writsel.

Superintendent Gary Fields says, “I am so excited to add Patty to our leadership team at the district level.  Having served as Patty’s principal over 18 years ago at Potter Gray, I have had the privilege of watching her develop into an outstanding teacher and leader in our school district.  She always has the best interests of students at heart.”

McDougal has been a special education teacher for 19 years, with 18 at Bowling Green Junior High. She has also served as leader of the special education department for BGJHS. In her leadership role, primary responsibilities included providing professional development and support to special education teachers and assistants, coordinating scheduling, and ensuring that all students’ Individualized Education Plans were implemented with fidelity. As a special education teacher, she has experience in both collaborative and co-teaching models, and with homebound and in-school services.

Other roles at BGJHS, McDougal has worked as the Extended School Services Coordinator, assisting all students by planning events for incoming sixth grade students, after school, progress monitoring and peer mentoring activities. Plus, she has served on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Team, providing a safe, positive school environment. She also maintains certification as a trainer for Crisis Prevention Intervention.

McDougal says, “I look forward to supporting the students of BGISD from preschool through their completion of Bowling Green High School, as well as working with their families and employees of all schools.”

McDougal holds a Bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University, a Master’s Degree from Campbellsville University and certification for Director of Special Education from Morehead State University.

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