Instructor: Traci McGowan
School Phone: 360.709.7691
Period 1: Digital Photography
Period 2: Planning
Period 3: Digital Photography
Period 4: Yearbook
Period 5: Digital Photography
Period 6: Digital Photography
Digital Photography - Yearbook
Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year!
I am excited to meet you all and ready to have great school year. This year is exciting as I will be teaching all Digital Photo (and of course yearbook). My classroom is in B-6.
McGowan - ma- (like your mom) gow- (rhymes with cow) ann. I mean technically it's mick-gow-ann but that is surprisingly difficult to say. So just get it close, I'm not picky. And I actually prefer if you just drop the formal Mrs part and just call me McGowan.
This is my 22nd year of teaching (what?) and my 6th year at THS. I spent 16 of those years teaching at Yelm Middle School and although I loved my time in Yelm and at the middle school level, I was really ready for a change. I am so happy that I made the move and I love teaching at Tumwater High School!
I'm originally from Nebraska (Go Big Red!). I attended Arizona State University (Fork 'Em Devils!) where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Graphic Design. After working in the "real world" for a few years, I made the move to the Pacific Northwest and I decided to get my teaching credentials. I attended St. Martin's University (Go Saints!) and received my teaching certificate. I have a Masters of Education from City University.
When I'm not at Tumwater High School, you can find me outside - hiking, backpacking, cycling, taking photographs or just sitting in the sun reading a good book. I have a Mr. McGowan at home and we have one son who graduated from Cal Poly and lives & works in California.