2015-2016 LifeChanger Award Winner: Stephanie Owens

Stephanie Owens is a consultation teacher at University High School, part of the Volusia County Schools in Orange City, FL. Dr. Stephanie Owens is a highly skilled, dynamic, dedicated, and results-oriented professional.

On March 29th, we surprised Dr. Owens at a faculty meeting to let her know that she won a LifeChanger Award this year! Dr. Owens will be receiving a $1,500 personal cash award, as well as a $1,500 donation to her school, University High School.

Stephanie Owens

Dr. Owens has more than 20 years of experience working with diverse student populations; she espouses a passion for helping children and guiding them toward potential career paths. Dr. Owens has a knack for motivating students and staff to achieve their own personal best in whatever they do.

Her mission to help others is evident in the actions she has taken at University High School. In her current position, she facilitates the school’s food pantry which she founded three years ago; in addition to University High School, she collaborates with other local schools and outside organizations to provide necessities for University High's homeless and at-risk students. Her working knowledge of school and community resources helps students in difficult situations concentrate on their studies. More importantly, she advocates on behalf of the students' families, who are often going through financial struggles. She works diligently to make connections for and establish relationships with the homeless and at-risk population on campus and in the community. She is a true LifeChanger to everyone she meets!

To read the comments left for Dr. Owens, visit her nominee profile here.