Marilyn Osborn retired from Texas public schools in June of 2008. In 1992, she began the development of a high school dropout/recovery program for Huffman ISD. In 1996, she became the district’s At Risk and Career & Technology Coordinator and worked on intervention programs for high school and middle school students. In 1998, she began working for Channelview ISD as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Counseling and later became the district’s Secondary Curriculum Coordinator. In 2005, she moved to the Rio Grande Valley to join her husband, who is the CEO of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. After three years as Dean of Porter High School in Brownsville ISD, she retired to become Co-Director of The Episcopal Day School, a position held until July 2011.
Marilyn began providing professional development for both parochial and public schools in August of 2011. Campus organizational health, student achievement, effective discipline, and bullying and cyber-bullying have been the topics she has addressed in campus and district training sessions. Marilyn has also led elementary, middle, and high school student sessions dealing with the responsible use of technology and social media. Curriculum alignment and coaching teachers and administrators dealing with the impact of high stakes testing is another dimension of the support she is providing districts and campuses.
Marilyn currently serves on the board of Teach For America Rio Grande Valley.