February 22, 2021 Off By Gator

Story by David Bell with Chambers County School District

LAFAYETTE – During their regular monthly meeting on February 17, 2021, the Chambers County Board of Education voted to hire Mr. David Owen to serve in the position of Assistant Superintendent for the Chambers County School District. He will assume his new duties effective March 3, 2021.

Since 2018, Mr. Owen has served as Headmaster at Chambers Academy in LaFayette, and was responsible for developing school curriculum, hiring staff, conducting employee evaluations, budgeting, leading professional development, overseeing admissions, and program planning directly benefiting the education of students. His previous experience also included the positions of High School Administrator, College Adviser, and teacher at Springwood School in Lanett; Assistant Principal, Coach, Administrative Assistant, and teacher at Beulah High School; Administrative Assistant, teacher, and coach at Beauregard High School; teacher and coach at Grealdine High School in Grealdine, AL; Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, teacher, and coach at Centre Middle School in Centre, AL; teacher and coach at Cherokee County High School in Centre, AL; teacher and coach at Ohatchee High School in Ohatchee, AL; and teacher and coach at Crenshaw Christian Academy in Luverne, AL.

Mr. Owen obtained his bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education, with special emphasis in Athletic Coaching and minoring in History, from the University of Alabama. He later earned a master’s degree in School Administration from Troy University and a master’s endorsement in History from the University of Alabama at Gadsden.

“I personally feel both very blessed and thankful to have this opportunity to serve in this capacity for the Chambers County School District,” said Owen. “I believe my perspective and experience from 35 years of service in education will allow me the foundation needed to serve the children of Chambers County in making positive change.”

“We are very pleased to welcome David to our administrative staff,” added School Superintendent Casey Chambley. “He will play a key role in our efforts to insure the best educational experience possible for our students.

Owen was one of thirty applicants for the job and among eight finalists. He is married to the former Theresa Gullatt and they have one adult son. The family currently resides in Opelika.