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Mervan F. Osborne

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.