Mr. Patrick McGowan


Pat recently retired from the Westwood Public School District in Washington Township, New Jersey after a career spanning 36 years, all in the same district! Throughout his career within the district, Pat served in various capacities including: Director of Personnel & Special Projects, English Department Supervisor, Director of Secondary Education & District Assessment, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment and classroom English teacher. During his tenure Pat was a strong advocate for engaged professional learning environments and was the founder of the Westwood Professional Development Academy, later incorporating the neighboring Emerson school district. Pat also developed, managed and administered the district's mentoring program for novice teachers and received the 1990 Governor's Award for Outstanding Teaching. Not only did Pat serve the district in the classroom and as educational leader, but he served the district student body in the field of athletics as men's soccer and winter track coach and women's spring track coach.

Team Job: 
Senior training and program development team