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Guest teacher Rod Owens

Former English teacher and department chair Rod Owens returned to Harvey April 10-12 for a three-day residency talking all things Shakespeare with students and faculty. Mr. Owens took a whirlwind tour of 10th grade English classes to enhance their study of Romeo and Juliet.

A Shakespearean scholar and performer, Mr. Owens was thrilled to return to work with Harvey students on a subject he is so passionate about. Mr. Owens was also excited to be on campus to participate as a judge in the annual Michael Lopes Poetry Recitation Contest held April 11.

On his last day in residency, Mr. Owens performed his one-man show, Come Here, Shakespeare! for the sophomore class in Lasdon Theater. He performed readings from As You Like It, The Tempest, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice, inspiring students to explore the deeper meaning of the words of Shakespeare's most notable plays.

Mr. Owens taught 10-12 English at Harvey from 2000-2015 and also wrote songs and plays with campers at Harvey Summer Camp. In 2013, he recorded his album Strange Opera with three Harvey seniors. After retiring in 2015, Mr. Owens moved to Cape Cod and began acting and creating his one-man show.

Thanks for sharing your passion for Shakespeare with current students!

Guest teacher Rod Owens

Mr. Owens working with Harvey sophomores on their study of Romeo and Juliet.

Poetry Contest 2024 judges

Mr. Owens was one of three judges for the 2024 Michael Lopes Poetry Recitation contest.

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