Anita Owens, Ed. D

Anita Owens, Ed. D., has devoted over 33 years to the field of education serving families, students, teachers, and school leaders in the Hampton City Schools District. Her career began as a teacher, working with students spanning grades 2-5 for 15 years. She served as an assistant principal for 3 years, and as principal of an elementary and a PreK-8 school for 9 years. Dr. Owens retired as Chief of Elementary School Leadership after dedicating 6 years to supporting, coaching, and developing school administrators, in the areas of instructional leadership, school culture/climate, and school improvement aligned with the division’s mission and vision and state expectations.  She currently serves as an adjunct professor in educational leadership at Old Dominion University.  Dr. Owens earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Virginia State University, her Master of Science in Education and school leadership certification from Old Dominion University, and a Doctor of Education from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. As a leadership coach with ULLC, her work is grounded in, coaching, inspiring and empowering leaders, and leadership teams within an organization, building on strengths, and focusing on relationships, respect, and results.