Welcome to Jan Bower's Counseling and Guidance webpage:
     Name: Jan Bower
     School Counselor
    To Leave a Voicemail:  9722360600, ext 8570
          I would like to welcome everyone to the 2021 - 2022 school year.  After a restful summer I am ready to rejoin my Kerr Family and begin another exciting adventure with our students and parents.
          I am beginning my eighteenth year with AISD and my sixteenth year at Kerr Elementary.  I have accumulated many years in elementary education.  This will be my twelfth year as the Kerr Counselor.  As Mr. Kerr always tells us that we should "have fun at school,"  I am still having fun and loving the time that I spend with our students.
          My favorite things that I enjoy when I am not at school are fitness, shopping, reading, and spending time with friends.  I live with two little bundles of fluff that are toy schnauzers named Molly and Zoe and are about eight pounds each. They like to be held and cuddled and make me feel special and laugh a lot.
           I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and attended schools there.  I moved to this area of the United States in 1980 and decided that I really liked this part of our country.  As my daughter always liked to repeat:  "I wasn't born a Texan, but I got here as fast as I could."  I love Allen, Texas! This past summer I stayed at home.  I did have a good friend as a house guest and visited old friends in Oklahoma for a few days. I enjoyed my time at home doing extra little projects, working out, reading, and resting. 
            I am rested and ready for another great year at Kerr Elementary!