Dr. Cummings started her teaching career as a middle grade science and social studies teacher. She has taught all levels from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and in three different states. In 2003 she joined Bibb County Schools, where she taught as a science lab specialist and was recognized as a Top 5 County Teacher of the Year. In 2015, she joined Houston County and started teaching at Eagle Springs Elementary School. Over her years in education, Dr. Cummings has served on various school and county leadership teams and as a curriculum writer for both Science and English Language Arts. This year, Dr. Cummings is thrilled to join the Northside family as the school’s Assistant Principal of Instruction.
Dr. Cummings is married to Kevin, and they are the proud parents of two amazing children, Kelsey and Scott. When she isn’t working with students and families at school, Dr. Cummings loves to travel, read, snorkel, walk/hike, and spend time with her family. She feels honored to get to work and learn this year as a Northside Falcon!
Mrs. Ruthann Bowden worked in the the school district 22 years. In 2000, she joined the teaching staff at Miller Elementary where she taught first and third grades for four years. In 2004, she transferred to Russell Elementary to teach fifth grade. After teaching fifth graders for four years, her final two years at Russell were spent teaching Kindergarten. In 2010, she was hired at Centerville Elementary as part of the leadership team. In 2017, Ruthann was name principal of Centerville Elementary where she stayed until retirement in 2022. She returned to the District in the fall of 2023 to serve as a part-time Assistant Principal.
After graduating John McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., she earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Fort Valley State University in 2000. She has also earned a Master of Reading and Literacy from Walden University (2007) and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University (2008). She has been married to David Bowden for over 30 years and together have five children and three grandchildren.