Born as a fraternal twin and raised in Lancaster County, Mr. Lownsbery graduated from Manheim Township schools. Over the course of his life, he has worked in many different occupations and capacities that have helped to shape his professional career as a classroom instructor, district administrator and adjunct professor. He graduated with honors from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Technology Education and, upon graduation, accepted a teaching position at Elizabethtown Area High School. During his first few years of teaching, Mr. Lownsbery completed his graduate studies receiving a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Philadelphia University and certification as a Technology Specialist through the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, Mr. Lownsbery also completed graduate studies in the Spring of 2008 in the area of Online Learning Design and Development through the University of Colorado at Denver. In 2009, Mr. Lownsbery left the classroom after 8 years and accepted an administrative position within the district as the Director of Technology. While he misses the student interaction and cherishes the many memories as a classroom teacher, he has also found it rewarding to be able to impact education at a higher level and to a much wider audience. As part of his professional responsibilities, he is also a member of the superintendents cabinet and works collaboratively with senior leadership to set vision and execute initiatives that best impact student instruction and learning outcomes. Married for over 20 years, Mr. Lownsbery and his wife Linda live and work in the Elizabethtown area. They have a 16 year old daughter named Erin and a 13 year old son named Ryan.