My name is Kandal (Williams) Owens and I am a proud member of the Panther Family here at Perry High School. I am also a PHS Alum (best class, Class of 1986)!
I began my teaching career in 1994, and in addition to the Houston County School district, I have taught in Cordele, GA (Crisp Co. High) and in Hamilton, GA (Harris County High) as well. The majority of my teaching career has been here at my Alma Mater, Perry High School. This year, I will begin 28 years in the classroom!
My teaching credentials include being a veteran Broad-field certified, High Qualified Science teacher, receiving my B.S. in Biology from Valdosta State University, and a M. Ed in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science from Georgia Southwestern University. I hold a second M.Ed and Ed.S in School Counseling from Fort Valley State University. I am also a Teacher Support Specialist. During my career in education, I have had the pleasure of teaching a variety of science subjects, but most years those subjects have been Biology, Physical Science, and Human Anatomy & Physiology.
I am fortunate to be happily married to my best friend, Randall Owens. We have two amazing sons, Nolan and McKinley, who both attend Houston County Schools and our fur-baby, Mr. Benjimin. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, dancing, traveling, cooking, reading, and my guilty pleasure of baking decadent desserts.
Why do I teach? It's simple: I enjoy engaging young people long enough to enlighten, inspire, and ignite in them a passion for learning and learning more. Nothing tugs harder on my heartstrings than to witness a student learn that they are valued, that they matter, and that they have something to offer. It is in my classroom that the 'magic' happens when I can help my students establish and reach goals, conquer fears, work through adversity, and soar to higher heights.
I use Google Classroom to post assignments and other pertinent information for students to stay connected on a daily basis, I also use the Remind App as a tool to help students and parents stay current with due dates, etc.
Let's work together to make this year an awesome year!
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