Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jamie Osborne
2018 - 2019 marks my 18th year as an English/Language Arts teacher at King Philip and my third year teaching 7th grade ELA. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Rhode Island, where I majored in speech communications and minored in music. I hold a Master of Science degree from Boston University. Before becoming an educator, I was a clinical audiologist and also hosted a radio talk-show in Rhode Island. I am married with two sons, one of whom holds an MBA and works for an innovative security-software company in Boston; he is an avid snowboarder and beach volleyball player! Our oldest son, Dr. Osborne, is an analyst for a health and pharmacology company. He and his wife have recently moved their 8-year old daughter, Oona and 4-year old twins, Axel and Iris to the state of Vermont and are excited to be there to enjoy their passion of snowboarding and kayaking. My family and I usually spend our winter weekends on the Vermont slopes. I recently discovered zip-lining...and although it challenges my reluctance of heights, it is exhilarating and fun! During the summer months, I can be found on the beaches of Narragansett and Charlestown R.I., where I enjoy kayaking, biking, watching my son play beach volleyball, listening to jazz, perfecting the ultimate clam cake, and basking in the sun with a good novel. My passion is cooking ~ and we often entertain family and friends with culinary creations and good conversation!
I am also the Drama Advisor and Director for the KPMS Drama Club; perhaps you saw our production of Annie, Jr last year? This year, our drama club will once again celebrate live theater with another great production! For all those interested in theater, acting, props, or costumes, this is a fun club to join! Be sure to listen for the Drama Club announcements - sometime in early October - or see me for more information.
Language Arts is an important part of your education. It is a demanding and fundamental subject which can be both challenging and fun. Through reading, writing, presentations, and some interactive projects, it is my goal to provide you with the tools necessary to succeed academically in high school, as well as become successful in life.