EVOLVE 60: The Importance of Play w/ Kelly Owen
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Kelly Owen was born and raised in Georgia and considers herself a Georgia peach through and through. Following in her mother’s, sister’s, and aunt’s footsteps, she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in behavioral and learning disabilities. After teaching special education and then general education for ten years, Kelly says “I decided to stay home with my children. My husband, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot, was deployed to Iraq as we welcomed our third daughter into our family. A few years later, we were surprised to welcome a little boy to our family as well.”
Kelly says “I loved every minute of staying home with my children for eight years. As my son grew older, I began to feel a strong desire to go back to school again. I have always loved the process of learning and believed with every fiber of my being that I was being called to further my education so I could learn how to effectively help children to find happiness and hope.”
Kelly continues “I decided to follow my heart and go back to school to become a school counselor. A couple of months into my second master’s degree, I was unexpectedly offered a highly coveted position as a school counselor at an amazing school near my home and started my career as a school counselor before I even graduated. In addition to taking courses for school counseling, I took additional classes and assessments to become a licensed professional counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. While finishing up my master’s degree, I began my Ph.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision at The University of Georgia. Upon graduation with my master’s degree in school counseling, I was unexpectedly awarded the Outstanding Future Counselor Award.”
Currently Kelly is a school counselor at an elementary school, a licensed counselor, and working towards her license as a play therapist. She is a doctoral candidate and is currently writing her dissertation. Kelly hopes to graduate in August 2022, after more than five years in graduate school.
Kelly also enjoys running and creating simple and health meal prep for herself, her family and anyone who needs some help getting organized with their meals.
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