Goodbye Ms. Ozburn


Jianna Birns, Yearbook Copy Editor

You may have seen Ms. Ozburn around the halls of St. Edward within the last couple of months. If you haven’t, you can find her in Room 125, subbing for Mrs. Schmidt. Ms. Ozburn has been an amazing substitute teacher for Mrs. Schmidt, and we loved getting to know her!

Ms. Ozburn has been able to experience and travel to several places throughout her life. Ms. Ozburn was in the military for eight years and that’s where she found a love for teaching. She had a lot of young troops, between the ages of 17-18 years old, and that’s where she fell in love with that mentor position. After serving in the military, she got to teach at a spectrum school which is where her teaching career began. Ms. Ozburn’s greatest accomplishment is making marksmen as a 19-year-old blonde girl, “No one thought I would do anything like that, and I proved them wrong.” In her free time, Ms. Ozburn loves everything outdoors! She loves hunting, fishing, bonfires, and book reading. A fun fact is she gave up T.V. two years ago and hasn’t regretted that decision since.

Mr. Ozburn has been loving subbing at St. Edward. She loves teaching at a private school because it feels more like a community, you get to know other people’s families, and it’s a support system. Her favorite subject to teach is either English or art, but English is number one! She hasn’t been struggling with subbing this year and feels free to have the opportunity to bring new things in and not feel restricted. Ms. Ozburn says her favorite part of subbing is “getting to come in like Santa and have a good time with the kids, there is nothing negative about it and the kids won’t get bored of me.”

As Ms. Ozburn’s time is coming to an end she would like to say a couple of things to her students. “Thank you all to my students for being so sweet and I will miss you all. I pray you to find adventure and joy in your life if I never see you again, I wish that for all of you.” Ms. Ozburn has helped many students at St. Edward whether it’s with schoolwork or just life advice. We will all miss her and wish her the absolute best for what comes next!