MERVAN F. OSBORNE, was born and raised in
London, England, Mervan Osborne moved to New York City with his family
as a teen. He has studied at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, the
University of California and Boston University. Mr. Osborne spent two
years working for Miramax Films in New York, and taught English in Los
Angeles as a member of the Teach for America founding corps. Seven years
ago, after spending twelve years teaching English and Drama and working
in the admissions office at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in
Cambridge, Mr. Osborne participated in the founding of Beacon Academy,
an intensive one-year program focused on preparing urban eighth grade
students for competitive secondary schools. He currently serves as
Beacon Academy’s Associate Head of School and teaches the Facing History
and Ourselves course.
A seventeen-year Cambridge resident, Mr. Osborne produces independent
documentary and narrative films and directed a summer film production
camp for young people in Cambridge for 16 years. Mr. Osborne has served
as the Governor's appointee to the Mass Humanities Board and is a member
of both the Concord Academy Board of Trustees and the Museum of Fine
Arts Educational Advisory Board.
Mr. Osborne and his wife Lucy live on Auburn Street with their son Moses and a Portuguese water dog, Sparky.