Degrees and Certifications:
B.A Elementary Education Western Governors University
Mr. Jake Owens
Welcome to 5th grade. My name is Jake Goth-Owens (Mr.Owens) and I am excited to be your child’s teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.
I was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. I hold a BA from Western Governors University in Elementary Education. This will be my tenth year in the classroom and first at Murphy. Previously, I have spent my teaching career in upper elementary, at The American Community School in Amman Jordan, The Poudre School District (Fort Collins, Colorado), Ralya Elementary, as well as teaching at the American School of Kuwait. I have also coached grade five, middle school, and high school soccer during my time as an educator.
I have two sons, Eli (4) and Jonah (6). When I am not working, I enjoy traveling with my kids, backpacking in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, doing crossword puzzles, and watching Michigan State basketball. I am thrilled to be joining the team at Murphy this year and am excited to be back in Michigan.