Dowsley, Felix
Program Director

Since joining the school in 2015, Felix taught Language Arts, helped start the climbing program, and served as the Dean of Students and Head of Technology. As the Program Director, Felix loves to see the daily discoveries made at the intersections of character education and academic inquiry, driven always by students’ excellent questions.

Felix began teaching after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in English Literature and Religious Studies, working in the classroom and the field for The Outdoor Academy, The Island School, the North Carolina Outward Bound School, and Warren Wilson College. Felix loves that his passions for outdoor education, intentional living, and lifetime learning converge in his work at FBRA.

After hours Felix is often right back in the mountains with his wife Anna and their dog Sunny. He might also be found buried in a book, trying to play like Art Blakey, or surprised at the unlikely success of his gardening efforts.