img_0473-1data analysis & strategic planning

  • Conduct data audits
  • Analysis of short-cycle and summative assessment results
  • Creation of theories of action to guide school improvement initiatives

Charter & recharter writing

Dr. Owens has extensive experience with charter writing and rechartering efforts in New Mexico.  She co-wrote the original charter for Vista Grande High School in Taos and also assisted with the 2016 successful recharter with the school district.  She led the team during the 2015 rechartering of Roots & Wings Community School in Questa, NM, to transition from a district to state charter school. She also wrote the original state charter for La Jicarita Charter School, formerly located in Penasco, NM.  (She was not involved in the school after its charter approval.)

Advising leadership teams

  • Monitoring the charter, the EPSS, work plans, and other school improvement plans with data analysis
  • Using data to plan teacher professional development calendars and agendas

advising governing councils

  • Solidifying the work of the finance and audit committees
  • Monitoring and evaluating the school director according to HOUSSE law
  • Understanding the work of the school leadership team in order to monitor and protect the educational program of the school

Certified NMTEACH external observer