UPDATE: Chaunte` Lowe's qualifiers are at 4:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 9. The finals are at 2 p.m. EDT on Aug. 11
Chaunte` Lowe is reported to be a new math teacher at for the 2012/2013 school year, but she will likely be missing the first few days of school. It is also possible she could begin her tenure at the school not just as a first time teacher, but also as an Olympic medal winner.
The 31-year-old Decatur resident is one of the three women on the U.S. high jump team and one of two who also happen to be mothers ESPN reports in a profile of the team.
According to Wikipedia, Lowe has had a very successful 2012 Indoor season, winning the USA Indoor Championships at Albuquerque, NM on Feb. 28 and breaking the Championship record. She closed off the Indoor season by becoming World Indoor Champion at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul on March 10, being the only one to clear 1,98 m.
Lowe is married to Mario Lowe, a triple jumper who is reported to be a new teacher at Grayson Tech in the upcoming school year. The couple has two young children. Lowe is a 2008 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and recently got her master's degree online through Western Governor's University. WGU has a Facebook page following Lowe's progress as she goes for gold in the Olympics. She attends in Loganville.
Women’s High Jump qualifiers are scheduled for Aug. 9. The finals are on Aug. 11.
“Do I have any Grayson High School followers on here?” Lowe tweeted on July 30 before leaving for London.
So let’s show her how many GHS follows she can get by the time the competition starts. You can follow her at https://twitter.com/chauntelowe.