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Teacher of the Week: Marcus Owens

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Fabria Brower

This week’s teacher of the week is high school physical education teacher Marcus Owens.

Owens is loved by many students for making physical education fun while also making sure his students prioritize their physical health.

“He’s really funny and brightens people’s moods,” said Tyrone sophomore Kaylee Ettaro.

Mr. Owens is always willing to go the extra mile for his students. He will always take his time to make sure that every child is comfortable in the gym

— Phys Ed Teacher Jordan Bondi

A former Tyrone athletic standout himself, one of Owen’s many claims to fame is that he was one of Tyrone’s all-time leading rushers during his high school football career.

Owens gained 4,284 total yards from 1994-1996. His 1996 season was the second-best rushing season in school history, with 286 carries for 2,226 yards. His best single-game performance was a 294-yard game against Bald Eagle in 1996.

As a teacher, Owens has done a great deal in lifting school spirits. He is very involved in the school and community and is an inspiration to his students.

“Mr. Owens is always willing to go the extra mile for his students. He will always take his time to make sure that every child is comfortable in the gym,” said fellow physical education teacher Jordan Bondi. “I think I can speak for everyone that Mr.Owens is a great coworker and an even better teacher.”

Thank you Mr. Owens for all that you do.


Eagle Eye: Why did you become a teacher?

Marcus Owens: I became a teacher because I enjoy working with people and the challenges of helping them achieve their goals each day.

EE: Why did you choose the subject you teach?

MO: I chose Physical Education because I enjoy sports and everything they teach us about ourselves. In my opinion, P.E class is one of the greatest social experiments ever created. We have students of all backgrounds and ability levels in our gym and we are able to watch them work together.

EE: What’s your favorite thing about teaching at Tyrone?

MO: Teaching at my hometown school is what I enjoy the most. It’s a pretty cool experience.

EE: What are some of your favorite hobbies and interests?

MO: I enjoy running, biking, kayaking, net games (Pickleball and Badminton) and watching my daughters grow up!

EE: What is some good advice you’ve been given as a teacher?

MO: Don’t take things too personally!

EE: What’s the hardest part of teaching and why?

MO: Remembering student’s names after all of these years!

EE: What are some jobs held before you got into teaching?

MO: Go Cart worker, lifeguard, factory worker, TSS, laborer

EE: What is something that students might be surprised to find out about you?

MO: I don’t like large crowds.

EE: What’s your favorite movie?

MO: Rocky IV

EE: What is your spirit animal? Why?

MO: A cat… I’m up late at night, moody, and shy at times.

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Fabria Brower, Staff Writer
Fabria typically publishes the Teacher Of The Week articles here at Tyrone, but outside of her life in the Eagle Eye room, she enjoys spending time out in nature, hanging out with her friends, and (like most teenagers) sleeping. Fabria is a senior at TAHS and this will be her third year working in the Eagle Eye room. She loves animals, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite things to do are hiking in the mountains and going on new adventures. Fabria is a very open-minded person who is ready to give the Eagle Eye audience the stories they deserve!

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