Teacher spotlight: Cheryl Owen

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cheryl Owen is a fifth-grade math teacher at Rockwell Elementary.

Years teaching: 22 years

Family: David, husband; Jordan, daughter; John, son, and Chip, boxer

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite color: Red

Favorite TV Show: “The Big Bang Theory”

Favorite book: “Tuck Everlasting”

Favorite movies: “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “A League of Their Own”

Favorite sport or team: East Rowan Mustangs baseball

Hobbies: Drawing, baseball games, genealogy

Dream vacation: Southwestern United States

Prized possession: My dad’s favorite sweater

Actress who would star in a movie of my life: Ellen DeGeneres

Hidden talent: Shorthand and baseball scorekeeping

Motto: Faith, hard work, and a bit of common sense will get you through most things in life.

Three words that describe me: Witty, open-minded, peacekeeper

Someone who inspires you: My mother and my daughter

Greatest accomplishment: Raising two incredibly talented and intelligent children.

Favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou