Missy Owen has been a resident of Cobb County since 1984. She was born and raised in Carrollton, GA and left for the University of Georgia to begin college in the fall of 1977. She returned to West Georgia College and received a Bachelor of Music Education in 1981. She later returned to receive a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education coupled with a School Counseling degree. During her career, she completed 5 years in early childhood education teaching first grade, 2 years, teaching music in a Residential Therapy setting for emotionally disturbed children and teens, and the remaining 26 years as a Professional School Counselor.