Mrs Cowan is married with two teenage boys. She grew up in Birmingham and attended King Edward VI High School for Girls. From there she went to Liverpool University to study English and Psychology, and left with a B.A. Honours. After that she went to Liverpool Hope University where she studied for a PGCE, specialising in Lower Primary.
She then taught in a variety of schools, always teaching the youngest children. She recently gained a post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Educational Practice, specialising in Special Educational Needs.
She loves working at Kingsmead because of the time that she can dedicate to each child, and watching children thrive thanks to the opportunities available to them.
When she is not working she loves to go travelling, particularly in Wales. She also practises yoga and likes reading, gardening and knitting.