Introducing Superintendent-In-Residence Dr. Michele Bowers

What better way to support the needs of superintendents than with the wisdom of an in-house, seasoned former superintendent? Nichols Strategies is proud to announce partnership with Superintendent-In-Residence, Dr. Michele Bowers, a leader in education with a 30-year track record of leadership, innovation, and equity under her belt. A trailblazer by nature, Bowers has the distinction of being the first woman and the first African American to be appointed as Superintendent of Lancaster School District in Lancaster, Calif. where she successfully served for 10 years.  

When it comes to making an impact on the community, Bowers has launched numerous initiatives to benefit the health and welfare of the entire community. Bowers established a Welcome and Wellness Center to provide families with food, clothing, school supplies and transportation support in Lancaster. In addition to launching a dual immersion program in her school district, Bowers also led the advancement of STEM initiatives for her district, furthering her commitment to innovation.

The cumulation of her experience as a school leader led her to launch Vital Educational Leadership Consulting (ELC) in July 2022 to train leaders, teachers, and support staff. Bowers’ prestigious commitments to excellence in education have awarded her recognition including being named Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators – Region XV, the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, and Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Whether she is offering advice to a superintendent or coming up with new programs to enhance a system, Michele Bowers is a true powerhouse in the field of education. When it comes to navigating any variety of complex issues that may arise for a superintendent, look no further than Michele Bowers’ expertise. 

 “We know that Leadership Matters.  We also know that every successful professional benefits from having a trusted and supportive network, coach, or mentor.  Educational leaders, even the best, are no exception.  I am excited to share my expertise and knowledge to support Superintendents by creating a safe space that allows reflective thought, effective decision making, and clear communication,” says Michele Bowers.