Summer Owens, Lead Teacher

Dec 18, 2022 | Faculty, Navigator Team

My family is excited to join the Learnwell Community this year!

I graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech. After graduation, I went overseas with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) to East Asia for two years. When I returned to the States, I started teaching, as well as working on my masters degree in Education for Middle School Science from Georgia State University.

I have been a teacher in various settings for over 20 years now… time flies! Before I had kids, I taught middle school science at a private Christian school in Atlanta for eight years. I loved the relationships I got to build with the students and their families, and my love for science and math really grew during those years.

When I had kids of my own, I stayed home but started homeschooling them as they came of age, and have been homeschooling ever since.

A few years ago, I started teaching middle school math part-time with a large homeschool co-op in the area. Because I had been teaching these same concepts to my own children, I was able to engage with the co-op students on a deeper math level, helping them to understand the “why” behind the “how” of middle school math. Seeing students understand a concept and apply it beyond the immediate math problems was such a wonderful experience. I’m excited to work with students at Learnwell in these same areas!

Steven and I have two kids, a girl and a boy. I am an avid reader and I love to cook. In addition to my teaching and homeschooling roles, I also work with my dad and brother on our family-owned beef farm in Cherokee County.