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Patricia A. Osborne Ed. D.

Hm. (662) 429-7205 Cell. (901) 268-3909 774 Northwood Hills Drive Hernando, MS 38632 pcosborne3@hotmail.com www.drpatosborne.com

Philosophy of Education

In the classroom, the teacher’s role is to guide students on the path of self-discovery. The aim is to facilitate development of students’ critical and creative thinking skills. The ultimate goal is to assist each student with development of problem-solving skills via application of his/her critical & creative thinking skills.

Key Skills proactive strategic thinker

creative organized

problem solver detail oriented

facilitator grant writer

computer literate SPSS

Relevant Experience POSTSECONDARY LEVEL  China Language and Literacy Conference November 2-14, 2009 l Member of a 42-person delegation of primarily language and literacy educators from around the U.S. This international conference, co-sponsored by the International Reading Association and the People to People Ambassadors Programs, entailed the exchange of literacy and language expertise with Chinese educators at the primary, secondary and postsecondary levels of education in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai.  Egypt 2010 Educational & Humanitarian Initiative December 2-14, 2010 l Member of a 53-person U.S. delegation of members of various professions in education, medicine, business, social services and farming. Visited private and public primary and secondary schools as well as a school for children with special needs and an orphanage. Performed community service at the Egyptian Food Bank Mission. Cities/Villages visited were Cairo, Luxor, Edfou, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Sharm El Sheikh.  Pioneered On-line Instruction in the Department of Education at Crichton College (now known as Victory University) Spring, 2010 l Involved setting-up the course in the on-line medium - Black Board, adapting traditional classroom instruction to online instruction and providing the extensive support necessary to facilitate successful transition of the students.  Developed/conducted student preparatory workshops for the Reading/Language Arts Component of the Praxis Teacher Licensure Tests 2007, 2008, 2009 l Workshops were designed to give students insight into the nature of the types of test questions in this component; general “best practices” test taking tips; and provide opportunities to take practice tests under simulated test conditions. All developed for the purpose of enhancing students’ test performance. STATE LEVEL  Tennessee State Department of Education Teacher Trainer funded by No Child Left Behind Federal Initiative l Collaborated with a cadre of about 15 teachers from throughout Tennessee to design and teach language arts and reading workshops for primary and middle grades teachers in major cities in Tennessee. Spring and summer 2003 & 2004.  Tennessee State Department of Education Teacher Reviewer of the TCAP Reading/Language Arts Passage l Participated as a teacher-peer evaluator of the appropriateness of test passages and questions in the test bank for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic years. DISTRICT-LEVEL  Developed and presented literacy training for in-service teachers l As a member of the District’s Reading Teachers Cadre, a select group of literacy teacher contracted with the Curriculum and Instruction Department, developed and implemented “best practices” literacy instruction activities in fiction and nonfiction for middle grades teachers.  Reading curriculum writer l Principle writer of the 2004-2005 7th grade reading curriculum. Developed literacy activities as well as identified corresponding literacy teaching strategies. Aligned curriculum guide with the Tennessee student performance indicators.


Patricia A. Osborne Ed. D.

Hm. (662) 429-7205 Cell. (901) 268-3909 774 Northwood Hills Drive Hernando, MS 38632 pcosborne3@hotmail.com www.drpatosborne.com

Professional Affiliations l International Reading Association 2008-Present l Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development 2008-Present Member l Tennessee Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (TAILACTE) 2008-2009 Member l National Council for the Teachers of English 2004-Present Member

Member

Career Summary 2008 – 2010

Assistant Professor of Education, Victory University, www.victory.edu – Memphis, TN

2006 – 2008

Adjunct Professor of Education, Victory University, www.victory.edu – Memphis, TN

2006 – 2008

TCAP Reviewer, TN Department of Education, www.tn.gov/education – Memphis, TN

2003 – 2004

In-Service Trainer, TN Department of Education, www.tn.gov/education – Memphis, TN

1994 – 2008

Teacher & Curriculum Writer, Memphis City Schools, www.mcsk12.net – Memphis, TN

Courses Taught 2010 l Spring

ED2003: Literature for Children & Adolescents ED3243: Fundamentals of Reading ED3263: Reading & Writing in the Middle Grades

2009 l Fall

ED2003: Literature for Children & Adolescents ED3243: Fundamentals of Reading ED3263: Reading & Writing in the Middle Grades

2009 l Spring

ED4133: Assessment & Technology ED3003: Educational Psychology ED3023: Science Curriculum & Instruction

2008 l Fall

ED4133: Assessment & Technology ED4323: Methods & Principles of Teaching ED3273: Special Student Populations

2008 l Summer

ED4233: Measurement & Assessment

2008 l Spring

ED4233: Measurement & Assessment

2007 l Fall

ED3003: Educational Psychology

2006 l Fall

ED3263: Reading & Writing in the Middle Grades

Service l International Reading Association Teacher Educator Awards Committee 2010 l Crichton Quality Education Plan Steering Committee 2009-2010 Member l Crichton Advisory Committee for the Office of Student Success 2008-2009 Member l Crichton Department of Education NCATE Standard 5 – Faculty & Staff Subcommittee & Standard 6 – Governance & Budget Subcommittee 2008-2009 Member l Crichton Center of Urban Education Vision/Mission/Values Subcommittee 2008-2009 Secretary l Crichton Faculty Assembly 2009-2010 Member Member


Patricia A. Osborne Ed. D.

Hm. (662) 429-7205 Cell. (901) 268-3909 774 Northwood Hills Drive Hernando, MS 38632 pcosborne3@hotmail.com www.drpatosborne.com

Education & Qualifications 2006 1995

Ed.D., University of Mississippi, www.olemiss.edu – Jackson, MS Programme: Curriculum & Instruction l Focus: Early Childhood Education & Reading License, Elementary Education 1-8  Highly qualified Middle School Reading/Language Arts

1994

M.B.A., Christian Brothers University, www.cbu.edu – Memphis, TN Programme: Business Administration Focus: Marketing

1973

B.S., Wright State University, www.wright.edu – Dayton, OH Programme: Business Focus: Marketing

Career History Aug. 2008 – May 2010

Crichton College Memphis, TN www.victory.edu

The only four-year interdenominational Christian liberal arts college based in Memphis. 2006 – 2008

Crichton College Memphis, TN www.victory.edu

Assistant Professor of Education

Primary responsibilities included developing and implementing classroom instruction; assessing student performance; supervising and mentoring student teachers and teachers working on certification; advising/mentoring education majors; providing leadership and service to the college in various capacities. Achievements

 Majority of students passed the Praxis exam in the subject areas I instructed  Provided leadership and service to the college in various capacities

Adjunct Professor of Education

Primary responsibilities included developing and implementing classroom instruction; assessing student performance. Achievements

 Majority of students passed the Praxis exam in the subject areas I instructed

2006 – 2008

TCAP Reviewer

Tennessee State Dept. of Education

Achievements

Memphis, TN www.tn.gov/education

TCAP Reading/Language Arts Passage Reviewer Workshops

 Participation in this workshop is by invitation only  Worked collaboratively with other committee members

2003 – 2004

In-Service Trainer

Tennessee State Dept. of Education

Achievements

In-Service elementary and middle school language arts/reading teacher trainer.

Memphis, TN www.tn.gov/education

 Participation in this assignment was by invitation only  Created several instructional activities that were included in the teacher training sessions.  Received excellent evaluation ratings for effectiveness from workshop attendees

1994 – 2008

Secondary And Middle Grades Subjects Taught

Memphis City Schools District

Achievements

Memphis, TN www.mcsk12.net

Reading, business/economics teacher, social studies, language arts, science, American history

Significantly improved student scores on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)  Initiated the Science Fair Program at Colonial Elementary School  Served as a curriculum writer for the Memphis District  Served on the District’s teacher advisory committee for reading/language arts instructional materials for urban schools  Developed and conducted in-service literacy workshops


Patricia A. Osborne Ed. D. References Dr. William Chaney Ed.D. Chairman Psychology Department Victory University

Crichton College 255 N. Highland Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

Dr. Terrence Brown, Ed.D. Regional Superintend Southeast Region

Memphis City Schools Memphis City Schools 2597 Avery Ave. Memphis, TN 38112

901-320-9700 Ext. 1507 bchaney@victoryu.edu

Office: 901-416-7400 brownt2@mcsk12.net

Dr. Fannye Love, Ph. D. Associate Dean College of Education

The University of Mississippi 201 Guyton Hall University, MS 38677

Office: 662-915-5908 flove@olemiss.edu

Hm. (662) 429-7205 Cell. (901) 268-3909 774 Northwood Hills Drive Hernando, MS 38632 pcosborne3@hotmail.com www.drpatosborne.com


Pat Osborne Ed.D.