Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Mary Nell Bowman

My name is Mary Nell Bowman. I was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. I graduated from Texas Tech with a BS in Education. I taught 1st Grade at Waters for 12 years. I retired after teaching 1st or 2nd grade for 32 years in Lubbock and Midland. Now, I am very excited to work part-time as an Interventionist. I love teaching children. My husband and I enjoy traveling, football games, and spending time with friends, family, and our dog, Plano.

Phone: 806-219-7000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science-Biology/Composite Science, Secondary Science certification

Mrs. Susan Fraizer

I have been blessed to work part-time at Waters since 2016 as a STAAR interventionist. Although my paid position started in 2016, I started "working" as a PTA volunteer at Waters in 1999. I grew up in Colorado and moved to Texas after high school. I graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas with a Biology/Composite Science degree and a secondary certification for science. My husband and I moved to Lubbock in 1991 where I taught high school science for 2 years before staying home to raise our family. We have 3 children who all attended Waters Elementary. My goal is to prepare students for the STAAR test by helping them with test-taking skills like breaking apart questions to see what they are asking and teaching them ways to manage test-taking anxiety.

Waters has been part of my family since 1999. My passion for my position comes from having a child who was diagnosed with dyslexia while she was in elementary school. I believe each of us learns in a unique way and sometimes we all need a little extra help to get to the next step in our education. My prayer is that each student realizes they have the ability to tackle things, even if those things seem to be difficult to them at the time.

Books: Mystery

Movies: Action, Marvel/Avenger

Food: Dark Chocolate

Team: Denver Broncos

Color: Purple