the most intelligent, most insightful, school leader I have known
I employed Regina as my Academic Dean, Marshall High School, Marshall, Texas. She is the most intelligent, most insightful, school leader I have known. She instinctively translates theory into productive action while insuring process understanding, rationale and cooperative teamwork with those around her to prouduce results. Successful Leaders must have a certainty as to where they are going, and flexibility to listen if the path needs modification along the way. Regina’s strong moral compass enhances these qualities to insures no child is overlooked on the educational trail when she is the pathfinder.
how to be a leader of learners, not a manager of people
I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside Regina. She has pushed me to be a leader of learners, not a manager of people. She has taught me the importance and value of planning for supports that will withstand a system. Regina helps paint a clear picture of how to effectively lead the PLC Process. I’m thankful that she has been my coach, I look forward to working and learning from her.
genuinely concerned and supremely qualified
Regina is deeply passionate in her pursuit to provide the best tools and resources for organizations to educate today’s students. She is genuinely concerned and supremely qualified to develop solid educational solutions for children of all ages.
clarity precedes competency
Everything I have learned and practice on a daily basis came from Regina Owens’ guidance, coaching, and genuine passion for education. “Lead through the passion”; that’s what she taught me. It always yields results of highest levels of learning for students. Learning how to work with functional teams to ensure Student Success is her mission. True story; I have a few colleagues that worked under her leadership with me and we have Regina-isms that push us through and creates moments of clarity! I will always remember, …”Clarity precedes competency”. -Regina Owens
positive spirit and visionary mind
I have worked with Regina on a number of projects and have enjoyed her positive spirit, and visionary mind. She cares about students and is guided by how instructional decisions impact learning.
relationship, resiliency and respect
The three words that describe my partnership with Regina are relationship, resiliency and respect. My relationship with Regina started over 25 years ago as I was a campus principal and she was a high school English teacher in Longview Independent School District. Additionally, at this same time, I was also her son’s principal and our daughters were enrolled in the same 3rd grade class. Our relationship connections were as colleagues, mentor-mentee, and finally and still, friends.
The word resiliency comes into play with all the ups and downs (professional and personal), victories and challenges we faced as educators, women in leadership and as wives and mothers trying to do it all and make a positive impact in the lives of others. Though we faced many obstacles, we overcame them with the “bounce-back” that is inside of us. Regina definitely has exhibited the resiliency and fortitude to keep moving forward in her professional life and life in general.
Finally, the word respect describes the mutual admiration we hold for each other and the place of honor and esteem for our professional work and the difference we have made in the lives of many. I have the highest regard for Regina as she is a consummate professional, woman of great faith and integrity and I am so blessed she’s my friend!
she carries both her spiritual and philosophical beliefs into every endeavor she encounters
I met Regina in the spring of 2003, as a recent graduate seeking employment at the local high school. I had the good fortune of meeting her when she first started her journey into understanding the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) philosophy. Our time together, in those first years, would cement a mentorship and friendship. Her passion for learning and sharing that knowledge with others was only matched by her passion for the success of the students she supported. She believes to her core in the personal development of every person that she meets and I believe this is why PLC resonated so well with her. In my career, I had one other opportunity to work directly with Regina and that was when we started an online program to support our school district. Watching her create this program, work out the systems, and build the necessary relationships was awe inspiring. She carried both her spiritual and philosophical beliefs into every endeavor she encountered. This meant that no matter what, she put those she served both students and staff first while adhering to the philosophical principles of PLC.
Regina has been instrumental in supporting my growth, serving as a sounding board and a guiding light as I have navigated the changes in both my career and personal life. Through her I have seen how important it is to stand firmly in your beliefs placing your faith in your spiritual foundation and seeking to continuously expand your own knowledge. My work with her introduced me to Professional Learning Communities which I have found has greatly influenced how I approach working in the educational environment. I jokingly say I don’t know how to operate any other way. The idea of choosing to pursue instructional technology as a career was sparked through our conversations about my personal development and my passions. I am forever grateful for the times I have worked side by side with her as we sought to create a school that served the whole student and a program that offered endless opportunities for creativity for both students and teachers.
100% respect from our staff
Regina deeply connected with our staff on the very first visit. She gained their trust quickly with her genuine approach and down to Earth sensibility. She’s insisted on implementation of the PLC Model with true fidelity, and this unwavering commitment has amassed 100% respect from our staff. Her deep knowledge of the PLC Model is evident and the results are shaping and changing our culture as we move forward.
dynamic and inspirational speaker
Regina has amazing depth of knowledge regarding Professional Learning Communities and the Response to Intervention process. She is a dynamic and inspirational speaker who never fails to engage, challenge, and motivate her participants.