McDowell is a resident of Birmingham’s District 7. She graduated high school in Birmingham and taught in the school system 17 years, and retired from the system in 2007. Because of her love for education, children, and the school system, she is seeking a seat on the Board of Education.
In the classroom, McDowell was committed to equipping the students with a quality education and is committed to the same if elected to the board. She understands the system and her role as a board member and has the education, knowledge, and experience to perform her role professionally and efficiently.