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Mrs.  Carolyn  Dowdey
Special Programs - Science & Social Studies
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Degrees held:

Bachelors of Science, History

Georgia Southwestern State University

May 2010


Masters of Education, Special Education

Georgia Southern University

May 2014

Education Specialist, Special Education

Valdosta State University

December 2016

Certifications held:

History (6-12)

Middle Grades

  • Math (4-8)
  • ELA (4-8)
  • Science (4-8)
  • Social Science (4-8)


Special Education

  • General Curriculum (P-12)
  • Reading (P-8)
  • Language Arts (P-8)
  • Science (P-8)
  • Social Science (P-8)
  • Math (P-8) 


Americus Sumter High School South

March 2014 - Present

Co-Teacher - Env. Science, Earth Systems, Government, English 10, AMDM


Stewart County Middle/High School (Lumpkin, GA)

June 2011 - June 2013

Self-Contained Classroom


Flint Area Learning Program (Americus, GA)

August 2010 - June 2011

Long-term Substitute 


I was born at MCCS Camp Pendleton in California. After my father discharged from the US Navy, we moved to Savannah, Georgia to be closer to family. When I was about twelve, my mother, sister, and I moved to Americus to be closer to my maternal grandparents. I have been a resident of Sumter County for over 30 years. 

I have been married to Rudy Dowdey for 25 years. Between us we have six children and numerous grandchildren. My son is a current student at Americus Sumter High School. My youngest daughter attends SGTC. She has a earned degree in Business Management. She is completing the Medical Assisting Program and plans to enter the Practical Nursing Program at SGTC. My oldest daughter graduated May 2015 from Auburn University with a BS in Animal Science. She recently earned a 2nd Bachelor's degree in Biology at GSW and plans to attend veterinary school in the near future. WAR EAGLE!!!!