Mr. James Gowdy



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. James Gowdy

Postion: Social Studies - World History I
Location: JHHS - room 1106
Phone: 540 662-3471 extension 45130

  • Personal

    I am a graduate of James Wood HS.
    I attended Grace Bible College [Grace Christian University]. I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Shenandoah University.
    I married Betsy [Mahler] Gowdy in 1981. We have two children. Rebecca and Matthew are both graduates of Handley.
    I came to Handley in 1982 to teach history and coach.
    I am a member & treasurer of Valley Bible Church in Stephens City, Va.
    I have coached Wrestling and Soccer here at Handley when I was
    I play tennis now. I am level 40 in Pokemon Go [Mystic Team]. I am interested in all things digital and computer connected.

  • Welcome to Handley! 

    It is a great school with a rich history.

    I encourage you to ask questions, join clubs, play sports, act in the plays,sing in musicals, and above all improve yourself with close association to a wonderful faculty, staff, and administration.

    Let the learning and memories begin!!!

  • Congratulations to John Handley High School for again being named to Virginia Living's State of Education Top High Schools and Colleges 2019 list!


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