Mrs. Barbara Dowling

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Mrs. Barbara Dowling

Welcome to James L. Day Middle School and the 6th grade. My name is Barbara Dowling, and I have been teaching in Temecula for 15 years; I taught 5th grade at Barnett Elementary for ten years, and this is my 5th year at DMS.

My husband and I live in Temecula. We have three children, all of whom went to Barnett, DMS, and Chaparral, and two grandchildren. Our son, Kyle, is 28 and a corporate attorney for an international law firm in San Francisco. Our twin daughters, Megan and Amanda, are 26. Amanda is recently married and works in cybersecurity for a large corporation in Utah.  Megan owns her own dog grooming business and resides in Murrieta with her husband and two children. We also have two American Akitas and four chickens.

My passions, aside from teaching, of course, are playing with my grandkids, long-distance hiking and camping, riding my quad, gardening, and cooking.


I am looking forward to an exciting, educational year with your child and helping him or her have an amazing 6th-grade experience.