Debbie began training in dance at the age of three and has yet to stop. She is a 2001 graduate of The Colony High School where she was a four year member of the National champion Topcats drill team serving as lieutenant and captain. After high school she became a Tyler Junior College Internationally famous Apache Belle and was named Head Dance Captain for 2003-2004. Debbie continued her education at Texas State University where she was a member of the World renowned Strutters and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Dance. She was the director of the Brownsboro Golden Girls from 2006-2010 and was named a top 10 director by Drill Team Directors of America in 2009. Mrs. McGowan served as the Keller High School Lady Royales director and freshmen cheer coach from 2010-2012 before moving back to East Texas and becoming the Longview Viewettes director in March of 2014. Debbie is married to her husband Tom and they have one daughter.
“It is my hope that drill team not only make my students grow as dancers, but that it teaches them discipline, responsibility, and integrity to become valuable young women in their school and community. I don’t just teach dance lessons. I teach life lessons.”
LHS Viewette Director