Sandy native Amy Owens left career in social work for elementary school teaching

After years of working with children in the juvenile justice system, Amy Owens left a career in social work to see child development from a different angle.

“I was curious to know the difference between the kids who got up every day and went to school and those who didn’t,” Owens said. “I wanted to figure out how to be part of the reason kids like school.”

Owens is a 1993 Sandy High graduate and returned to the area to teach 12 years ago.

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Story and photo by Sandy Post Reporter Brittany Allen