Supreme Court District 3
Jamie Bowling of Middlesboro spent 16 years as a local board of education member and served in several other education roles before joining the Kentucky Board of Education.
A native of Middlesboro, Bowling is a graduate of Middlesboro High School (Middlesboro Independent) and holds a bachelor's of science in nursing from the University of Kentucky.
She worked as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, then became a neonatal nurse outreach clinician in central Texas. During her four years there, Bowling traveled between 17 central Texas counties as a neonatal nurse outreach clinician and taught advanced care for newborns to personnel at 35 hospitals in that area.
She and her husband Mike Bowling returned to Middlesboro in 1985. Bowling ceased to work as a nurse after having her third child, but through her children became deeply involved in education.
In 1988 she ran for and won a seat on the board of Middlesboro Independent Schools, which she held for 16 years. For 12 years she served as board chair. During part of that time, Bowling also was a board member of the Kentucky School Boards Association and the Kentucky School Curriculum and Assessment and Accountability Council. Later she served as a trustee for Pikeville University.
While on the Middlesboro board of education, she oversaw a major capital building program fueled by a utility tax the school district implemented.
Bowling was appointed to the KBE in March 2021 to serve the remainder of her late husband Mike Bowling's term.
Her term will expire on April 14, 2024.