Meet Tayanna Bowman ’15

Tayanna Bowman ’15
Currently Attending: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Years at Shipley: 7

Activities, Positions, Awards: Spectrum, Yearbook, Softball; Arts Committee Co-Head

Reflections on Shipley
Coming to Shipley has had a huge impact on my life. Adjusting from an inner-city public elementary school was difficult. I received my first B- in sixth grade and thought my life was over. Since then, I have learned to be a little less dramatic, among other lessons.

Sparking New Interests
Shipley has awakened interests I didn’t even know I had—that’s normal at Shipley. This school has the grace to welcome and challenge all of its students, staff, and faculty, while supplying us with the courage to be ourselves.

Most Influential Teacher
[Retired art teacher] Mrs. Wagner is a teacher I’ll never forget. She not only taught me how to be a better artist, but she helped me grow as a person. Her afterschool specials in the studio always made my day. I will never forget her teaching style. She pushed you, but never to the point of breaking, and always with a gentle hand.

Plans for Fall 2015
In the fall of 2015 I will be attending Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I will double major in Psychology and Neuroscience with a minor in Studio Art.

Future Ambition
I want to be a psychiatrist. Helping people has always and will always be my passion. With my Neuroscience background I want to do research regarding Alzheimer’s.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.