Cynthia Bower, Handwork


One of the school’s founding specialty teachers, Cynthia is also the school’s longest serving office staff member. Wherever we are shorthanded, classroom or office, Cynthia can step in and keep the flow going. She was a class assistant for years, but her most prominent role is as our Handwork teacher. She teaches all the children in grades 1-8 two times a week and has been doing so for 19 years! Thanks to Ms. Bower, every Siskiyou School graduate can knit, crochet, cross-stitch or use a sewing machine. Cynthia has a B.S. in Forest Management Science from Colorado State University. Her passions include CrossFit, gardening, walking, and of course, knitting. Cynthia lives with her husband, Timm. Her daughter, Raina, graduated from Ms. McKissick’s Class of 2008. Her son, Terran, graduated from Mrs. Murphy’s Class of 2004.