Karen Owens is a lifelong resident of this area. She received a Bachelor's degree from Christopher Newport University and a Master's degree in Education from Old Dominion University. Additionally, she holds a Reading Specialist endorsement from Old Dominion. She has worked in Hampton public schools for nine years in a variety of teaching capacities. Her husband is a firefighter and they have 2 sons, Joshua and Caleb, that attend DBCS. They have attended Waters Edge Church for the past eight years.