Loveland, CO — Courtney Bowles, a 31-year-old instructional coach who essentially teaches teachers about keeping a professional distance with students, was caught butt-nekkid with a 16-year-old boy last week.
Thompson School District spokesman Wes Fothergill said that though Bowles is not a classroom teacher, she does, on occasion, offer tutoring to students in need. As an instructional coach at Mountain View High School, Bowles’ duties include working with teachers to improve their ability to teach using new strategies, methods, etc., as well as instructing teachers on how best to interact with their students. And according to police, she was doing a little extra-curricular interacting Friday night.
Loveland police said Officer Sharon Hopkins made contact with Bowles and the boy at about 10:40 p.m. because they were in a car parked at North Lake Park after closing time.
“The female was on top of the male and she quickly jumped off of the male when she saw my flashlight shining into the vehicle,” Hopkins wrote in the arrest affidavit. “I told both subjects that I could see they were naked and they needed to get dressed and talk to me.”
Bowles, a married mother of two, admitted she and the teen were having sex. When questioned, the boy initially told the officer he was 20, but later produced his school ID which showed that he was a 10th grader at MVHS. He told the arresting officer the two had been engaged in sexual activity for about 10 minutes before they were interrupted. A bottle of Vodka and some Sprite were found in the vehicle, as well. Bowles admitted to purchasing the liquor prior to picking the boy up…though she offered to share, he only took one sip.
Bowles’ resumé is rather impressive – much too impressive to trash for a 10-minute romp in the back of her Subaru. She has a masters of public policy from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree from CSU. She’s held teaching jobs at Westminster High School and Northglen Middle School. She’s served a five-month internship on Governor Bill Ritter’s Office of Policy Initiatives in 2008, and is the vice president at Teaching Tree, an early childhood learning center.
She was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was released on a $50,000 personal-recognizance bond Monday. The district attorney’s office plans to file formal charges later this week.Tags: Colorado, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Sexual Assault, teacher