I am a 1986 graduate of OCHS and have resided in this county since I was 4 years old. I have my B.A. in education and Master's in Instructional Leadership from Northern Kentucky University. I have been teaching in Owen County since 1994 in a variety of capacities including alternative class, ISD, Community Learning Center director, 7th grade social studies and currently practical living 5th -8th grade. I have been married to Terry Gentry since 1987 and we have one son, Griffin. I am proud of my family and to be the founder, director, and president of Owen County Friends of Animals a non-profit organization that operates the county dog shelter. OCFA has reduced the county's kill rate from 100% to less than .01% and has placed close to 4,000 dogs in loving homes. "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." Marian Wright Edelman
I have a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in Art Education, both from Eastern Kentucky University and have been teaching since 2012. I've been the art teacher at MBMS since 2016 and also serve as the assistant archery coach. My wife and I have been married for 15 years and live on a farm in Harrison County where we raise cattle and herd cats. My interests include metalsmithing/woodworking, reading, painting, and playing the drums.
I teach Project Lead the Way, a STEM class, to all grade levels at the middle school. I am an Owen County native and graduated from Owen County. I attended EKU and Georgetown College. I live with my husband and three children on a cattle farm here in the county.
I graduated Kentucky State University with a Bachelor's in Science and went on to the University of the Cumberland's for my masters in elementary education. I have been married to my husband Dakota for 4 years now. I have two daughters, Addison and Emerson. We love being outside all the time.
Brent Bowlin is band director at Maurice Bowling Middle School (MBMS) and the Assistant Band Director of the Owen County High School Marching Band. He is a resident of Dry Ridge, KY, where he lives with his wife Jamie, their 5 year old daughter, Aria, and their new baby girl, Averie. Before joining the Owen County School system, he was the assistant band director at both Gray Middle School and Ryle High School, in the Boone County School District.. Along with his responsibilities as a band director, he was also: head instructor for both the Gray MS and Ryle HS Percussion Ensembles, head instructor for the Ryle Marching Band drumline and front ensemble, director of the Ryle HS Pep Band and assistant band director to the Gray Jazz Ensemble. Mr. Bowlin attended Grant County High School, where he was a section leader of the Grant County Marching Band and a participant in the Northern Kentucky Select Band. He also received the John Phillip Sousa Band Award, for most outstanding senior band member. After high school, he attended Morehead State University (MSU) where he received his music education degree, with an emphasis in Percussion Studies. While at MSU, he was a part of many different ensembles, taking multiple leadership roles in the MSU Marching Band, MSU Orchestra, MSU Concert Band and MSU Percussion Ensemble/Steel Pan Band. During his time at MSU, he took part in an overseas performance in Spain with the MSU Percussion Ensemble and was also a participant in the Vic Firth “Percussion 101” web video series. An executive board member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia “National Music Service Fraternity”, he received the “Sinfonian Service Award” based on hours of work in reviving alumni activity for the Theta Pi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. The Maurice Bowling Middle School Band has received numerous Distinguished Ratings at District Assessment, as well as having multiple students being selected to participate in the EKU Honor Band Clinic, Bluegrass Band Clinic and NKU Select Band each school year. The MBMS Band recently performed at the Singletary Center for the Arts for the University of Kentucky Windfest. Mr. Bowlin is a recent graduate of the University of the Cumberlands, where he received his Master’s Degree in the Teacher Leader Program. He is a member of KMEA, National Band Association, Percussive Arts Society, Northern Kentucky Band Director’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is currently the Middle School Chair for District 6.
Carol Jo Taylor
Library Media Center/School Technology Coordinator
I have been the media specialist at Maurice Bowling Middle School for three years. Prior to coming to Owen County, I worked as a media specialist and an elementary school teacher for 18 years in either Kenton County, Campbell County, and Hardin County. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the Univeristy of Kentucky. Western Kentucky Univeristy is where I received my Master's in Library Science. My Rank I in Administration was received from the University of Kentucky. I am proudly married to my husband, Reggie. We have one beautiful daughter, Olivia. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and reading. My passion is that all students have the joy of reading. "A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor.