January 16

About Me

I’m Beverly Noland Ozburn and my experience as a professional educator began in 1994 right here in Williamson County when I became a paraprofessional at Page High School.  I worked there until 2003 when I graduated with my M.Ed. in Reading and went to Bedford County where I worked as a classroom reading teacher.  Following that, I was a middle school language arts/reading/writing teacher in Rutherford County for four years.  I have served as a Co-Director for the local National Writing Project site and as an adjunct professor at Columbia State Community College.  I have served as a consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education’s Electronic Learning Center and for Scholastic, Inc.  I am lucky enough to be a presenter/facilitator of professional development for National Council for Teachers of English, National Writing Project, Tennessee Educational Technology Conference, Tennessee Association of Middle Schools, Maury County SchoolsMetro-Nashville Public Schools, and Wilson County Schools.
My education includes a B.S. in Agriculture from The University of Tennessee.  I earned a certification to teach secondary English and a M.Ed. from Middle Tennessee State University.
My introduction to the world of education began when I was five-years-old and my sister was born.  I was in first grade and became her teacher as soon as she learned to focus her attention on me for even a brief moweddingment.  Oh, the things she learned!  I’m sure my mother was thrilled at times.  Later, I was the first teacher to guide my two children.  If I knew then what I know now… Today I have the joy of learning from our five granddaughters and three grandsons.  I know that there are also times when I teach them unintentionally because my daughter has chastised me for things they repeated after visiting with my husband and me!
As a lifelong learner, I am always absorbing, borrowing, and stealing from the folks around me.  As a teacher, I’m glad to share those ideas and that knowledge with others.  Each day I look forward to working with teachers integrating technology into their instruction and can be contacted at 615-472-4099 or beverlyo@wcs.edu.  I also share some ideas on Twitter @wcsCObno

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