John Dowling is the newest member of the Board

Retired businessman to fill the District 6 Board seat
Posted on 10/20/2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Retired businessman, school board vet becomes
newest member of Beaufort Board of Education

BEAUFORT – A retired businessman and school board veteran took his oath of office today as the newest member of the Beaufort County Board of Education.

John Dowling was elected on Tuesday to fill the District 6 seat vacated by former board member Patricia Felton-Montgomery, representing portions of Okatie and Sun City Hilton Head.  Felton-Montgomery resigned her seat earlier this year.

Before retiring and moving to Sun City, Dowling worked as a program manager at a computer company in Massachusetts, as a special education office manager in the Wachusett (Mass.) Regional School District and as a staff member at the Massachusetts Association of School Committees (School Boards).  He served three terms on the Narragansett Regional School Committee in Templeton, Mass.  In addition, he served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969.

Dowling said that he has been attending Board meetings and keeping up with current district issues in preparation for his new role.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity that the voters have given me and the trust that they’ve placed in me,” Dowling said.  “I plan to hit the deck running and open a dialogue with my fellow Board members to make a strong contribution to moving the school district forward.”