Kris Owen

Mrs. Owen is assigned to the class of 2024

This is my 23rd year in education. Prior to that, I worked for 5/3 Bank and for two steel tubing corporations. I started my education career in Washington Court House as a Social Studies teacher. After teaching for three years, I went back to school to pursue my passion, school counseling. I have been a school counselor at Alexander Local Schools in Athens County (2 years,) General Sherman Jr. High in Lancaster (2 years,) and RSJH for 16 years.

My husband, two kids, and dog live in Carroll where my kids are middle schoolers. We are huge hockey/Blue Jackets and Ohio State fans! Camping is also a passion of ours.


Graduated from Piqua High School - Piqua, Ohio

BS in Social Studies Comprehensive with and emphasis in psychology and sociology from Ohio University

MEd. School Counseling from Ohio University

Additional Information

I have served as President of the Ohio School Counselor Association and have served on the Board of Directors and/or consulted for 17 years.

I was chosen by the Ohio School Counselor Association to be School Counselor of the Year 2015 and then was selected as one of the top 5 school counselors of the year in 2016 by the American School Counselor Association, affording me the honor of visiting the White House and meeting and being recognized by the then first lady, Michelle Obama.

I have served on both of ODE's writing committees for the development of state standards for school counselors and for the evaluation system for school counselors.

Mrs. McGarvey and I started, what is now, the WISE program, in partnership with the United Way. We also helped to write the proposal for the STEM designation for Ridgeview... putting the "STEM" in Ridgeview STEM! In addition, we are very excited to announce that we received the RE-RAMP, a designation from the American School Counselor Association last school year for our comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program, which aligns with the ASCA National Model. We are one of only four schools in Ohio with the RAMP designation and the first to Re-RAMP.