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Rebecca Savage-Owens

I have had the privilege of teaching English at New Century Technology High School since 2000. Though I started my career in the basement of Calhoun Community College (our first home) as a tenth grade teacher, I have taught at every grade level. Currently I teach seniors in English 12 and AP Literature and Composition. I am an avid reader and sometimes writer of poetry. I have had two short articles and a few poems published, and someday I WILL write that novel. Until then, I will do my utmost to pass on my love of words to my students. I have three grown children and four grandchildren and tens of hundreds of kids whom I have taught and consider my own.

Some may think me a tad eccentric because of my extensive collection of holiday sweaters and my mild obsession with cats, but mostly I am just known as Mrs. SO. Probably the most important thing to know about me is that I care. I care that my "kids" learn. I care that they build confidence. I care that they succeed and grow as students and individuals, but mostly I care about them.
B.A. English/Education (Mississippi University for Women)
M.A. English Literature (University of Alabama, Huntsville)
ALSDE Secondary Education in English
Alabama Writing Project Teacher Consultant Certification
Advanced Placement English Literature Certification
Advanced Placement English Language Certification
National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)
(256) 428-7800 Ext. 254
I have taught AP English Literature since 2005 and have scored for the AP English Literature exam since 2017.

I have sponsored Poetry Out Loud since 2009 and have coached students to five state championships in anthology recitation and two state championships in original poetry recitation.