KCS BOE Candidate Q & A from the Knoxville Mercury

The Knoxville Mercury sent questionnaires to all the candidates in the March 1 primary. These are the full responses submitted by candidates for Board of Education in District 2.


Age: 48 Family: Husband, Robert Owen How long in Knox County? 20 years Job: Former teacher, Knox County

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KCS BOE Candidate Q & A from the LWV

Knox County Board of Education – District 2

Each answer was limited to 1,000 characters.

Jennifer Owen

2217 Fair Drive Knoxville, TN 37918

Phone: (865) 919-1998


Email: Jennifer@Owen4Schools.com

Grant Standefer

5547 Beverly Square Way Knoxville, TN 37918

Phone: (865) 599-9661


Email: grant.standefer@gmail.com

Q: 1. Is the current funding for Knox County Schools adequate?

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SPEAK Endorsement

On February 9th, members of Students Parents Educators Across Knox County (SPEAK), met to consider candidates’ answers to questions which had been submitted by members, regarding issues that are important to our public schools. We are proud to announce that Jennifer has been endorsed by SPEAK for District 2 Board of Education!

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KCS's "Improved" Scores

Jennifer Owen District 2 School Board Knox County

People are saying that our current Superintendent has done a great job – with improved scores at front of their message. Others are picking up that message and running with it. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to have actually looked at the scores. I’m no mathematician, but this doesn’t look like “growth” or “success” or “improvement”

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