Dr. Karen OwenLeader Coach

Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction
University of West Florida

M.Ed. Educational Leadership
University of West Florida

B.A. Elementary and Exceptional Student Education
Louisiana State University

Educational leadership certification and licensure in Florida.


Dr. Owen is a Studer Education coach. Previously, she served as the Director of Professional Learning for the Escambia County School District (FL). While in this role Dr. Owen served as project leader for reforming teacher, school leader, and district leader evaluations under the Race To the Top system and supervised principal and teacher leader training for federal, state, and district initiatives; worked with the Florida Association of District School Superintendents and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the improvement of teacher and principal quality; and worked on union collaboration projects with the Teachers Union Reform Network and the National Education Association. In addition to her experience as a district leader, Dr. Owen has 15 years of school leadership experience serving as the principal of three elementary schools in Pensacola, Florida-C.A. Weis, Blue Angels, and N.B. Cook. She was twice selected Principal of the Year in Escambia County and was a regional finalist for Florida Principal of the Year. Prior to serving as a school and district leader, Dr. Owen was a classroom teacher in both general and special education K-12 in public school systems in Louisiana and Florida as well as in a private system in Louisiana.