Bronco Spotlight: Caiti Owens

Caiti Owens

Bachelor of Science in child and family development, 2020

Early Learning Coach Specialist at Head Start for Kent County

I support teachers in implementing curriculum and interactions with fidelity. I perform targeted observations and create goals for growth within the classroom. I also perform classroom assessments based upon curriculum fidelity, positive interactions, classroom organization, and instructional support. 

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Working with my students to help them develop and set goals for life after high school. 

What experiences impacted the choice of your career path?

I was 33 by the time I earned my bachelor's degree. I had been working on my education for almost 15 years little by little.  There were so many times that it would've been easier to give up--I had baby number four, seven days after finishing my very last class-- but I knew that finishing what I began so long ago would be such an accomplishment.  Indeed, it has paid off in so many ways, and WMU was honestly such a great experience. 

What advice would you offer students to help them decide on a career path?

If it doesn't excite you now, it's not going to be worth dedicating your life to.  Discover what it is you are passionate about, and dive in. 

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