• Administration

    Johan von Ancken, Principal

    Pamela McNair, Assistant Principal, APA

    Megan Leahy, Assistant Principal, APC

    Regional Middle School Supervisor

    Susan Burkett


    Ayesha Cade, Guidance Counselor

    Tiffany Edwards, Guidance Counselor

    Alisha Brill, Social Worker

    Melissa McGuire, Psychologist

    School Hours

    Monday 8:30am - 2:25pm

    Tuesday – Friday 8:30am - 3:25pm

    Phone:  (813) 744-8322
    Fax:  (813) 740-3616


Dowdell main campus
Dowdell media center

Uniform Requirements

    • The school uniform requirements are Navy Blue or White Polo Shirt. For bottoms (i.e. pants, shorts, skirts, etc...) any district approved attire is acceptable.

Dowdell's Mission Statement

  • To provide a secure, diverse, and accountable learning community where all students achieve academically while focusing on global sustainability.

Dowdell's Vision Statement

  • Dowdell Middle Magnet will foster an environment that enourages students to reach their maximum potential while remaining environmentally conscious.

Learning Comes Naturally

  • At Dowdell Middle Magnet we are developing successful and environmentally conscious students. We are the only Middle Magnet School in our district to focus on Environmental Studies and Animal Sciences. Our dedicated community partnerships help teach our students make a positive impact on our environment. Dowdell embraces our neighborhood roots while our magnet program branches out to students from across our district. Our Scholar Quest options include Algebra, Environmental and Physical Science, Agriscience, Agriculture and Digital Information Technology. Students experience hands-on learning with animals in our Aquaculture Lab, learning about the fastest growing forms of food production in the world. Through Electives, our students sample a range of exciting courses—engaging in Business Technology, Band, AVID college readiness and more. Dowdell’s caring teachers value connecting with their students, starting with our Sixth Grade Structure, which helps students feel at home in their new learning environment. Dowdell Middle, where learning comes naturally.