Dr. Robert McDowell

Executive Director of Learning and Innovation
Dr. Robert McDowell
Dr. Robert McDowell

Dr. Robert McDowell began serving as Executive Director of Learning and Innovation for Stillwater Area Schools in July of 2015.  Before coming to Stillwater, he served as Principal for Sunrise Park Middle School in White Bear Lake.  Robert's educational career began as a high school Technology Education teacher in Eau Claire, WI, includes Technology Education and Coordinator positions in Eagan and Edina public schools as well as assistant principal of Valley Middle School, Apple Valley MN.

In addition to his work in E-12 education, Robert is an adjunct associate professor for Bethel University where he teaches courses for the Masters of Teaching program and advises doctoral students.

Robert holds a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; a Specialist degree in Administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato; a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas; and a Bachelors degree in Technology Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 
Dr. McDowell resides in Stillwater with his wife, Suzanne and their three children.