Dr. David Owen, an English teacher at Lakeside High, was recently honored with the Yale Educator Award.
Owen has been with the Columbia County School District for 19 years and has been selected STAR teacher multiple times.
The Yale Educator Award is sponsored by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions and recognizes educators who inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Students entering Yale are asked to nominate outstanding educators who have deeply impacted their lives. Owen was nominated by Kyler Worthington.
Out of 317 nominees from 41 states and 19 countries, 57 teachers were selected to receive the award, including Owen. He received a congratulatory letter from Yale and an engraved desk set.