Mr. McGowan joined the Brilla team in 2021 as an assistant principal. He graduated from the College of Wooster in 2015, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. After graduating, Mr. McGowan taught fourth grade in Bed-Stuy and continued his work there as an assistant principal. Although born and raised in Brooklyn, Mr. McGowan had some experience working in the Bronx before his time with Brilla. In the summer of 2013, Mr. McGowan interned for the holistic public defense law firm, The Bronx Defenders. In his free time, Mr. McGowan loves playing basketball and, as a rabid Knicks fan, watches every game he can.