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Jonesboro Teacher Ashton Owen Describes Experiences With Teaching During COVID-19


Welcome to A-State Connections.  I am your host Johnathan Reaves.  Teaching and COVID-19.  Ashton Owen is an Alum of Arkansas State University and she comes from a family of teachers.  So it is natural that she would lean toward teaching herself.  What was different this year, was COVID-19, and how that changed education her students.  When school starts back in August, Owen will start her third year of teaching at Annie Camp Junior High School in Jonesboro, which is part of the Jonesboro School District.  Here is my interview with Ashton Owen.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.