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Kelly Osborne announces candidacy for LBUSD School Board

Laguna Beach parent and community volunteer Kelly Osborne has announced her candidacy for the LBUSD School Board. Osborne has spent the past six years as a dedicated and trusted volunteer for Laguna Beach schools, serving as president of both Top of the World (TOW) Elementary PTA and the president of Laguna Beach PTA Council, which oversees PTAs at the four district schools. 

“As a member of the School Board, I will respectfully listen to all stakeholders, seek out facts and data, and act ethically,” said Osborne. “Students will be at the forefront of my decision-making process.” 

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Kelly Osborne is running for a position on the LBUSD School Board

Osborne has made many important contributions during her years of service. Working collaboratively with district leaders, Osborne helped TOW earn the highest credential of the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon school and led the physical and educational transformation of TOW’s outdoor classroom. She has volunteered in the school gardens and raised funds for the schools through both PTA and SchoolPower. Osborne has served on Curriculum Council for LBUSD, founded an annual Walk to School Day program for TOW, started a community-driven shoe drive for Thurston Middle School, and currently sits on a scholarship committee for Laguna Beach High School students. 

Osborne also has a deep, personal understanding of the pressing issues families and students are going through right now, with two children, a 5th and 7th grader, at home. “Addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 is my top priority,” she said. 

Osborne’s experience in education is wide ranging: fully credentialed teacher, preschool director, K-12 substitute teacher, outdoor educator, and curriculum consultant. She has a Masters of Education, with a specialization in e-learning. She received a B.A. in Human Development and a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego. In addition to her experience in education, she has a solid financial background, with 10 years of experience in investment banking. 

“I will use the leadership and financial skills I have developed throughout my career, along with my years of service as a dedicated public school volunteer, to invest in and advocate for the future of our community by ensuring students, teachers, and schools thrive.” 

To learn more, email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., message her on Instagram or Facebook at @kelly4schoolboard, or visit her at www.kelly4schoolboard.org.