Author Archive: Kaye Osborn
Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS.
Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST!
Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.
PerformingView By Kaye Osborn February is filled with special holidays and celebrations: Presidents Day, Valentine’s Day, Ground Hog Day and for me, Picture Day for Lakewood School’s musical, Oz! Picture Day is magical because the cast comes in full costume and make-up! It is thrilling, exciting and energizing! Oz will be showing Friday, March 3 […]
A Time To Perform in January 2017 By Kaye Osborn Jeopardy Question: Popular Broadway musical is celebrating its 20th year and is the 10th longest running show in Broadway history? (See answer below) Snappy New Year! I am hopeful it is full of promise and positivity. I surround myself with “sweet pickles” and theater supporters! […]
A Time to Perform in November By Kaye Osborn There are many theatrical productions in our area. The one show that I am very excited about is GCRC’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The last time I saw this play was at Beyer High School many years ago. The high school performers were […]
PerformingView By Kaye Osborn and ViewCrew Staff October has arrived and with its arrival there are many shows to see around our region. So many shows are in rehearsal and ready for enthusiastic audiences. Consider supporting your local high schools. During fall, the high schools produce dramatic offerings. We are so fortunate to live in […]
Performing View A Time To Perform in August By Kaye Osborn Hot August Nights are here again! Children will be heading back to school. (Still hard to believe that school reconvenes in August) There are several local shows coming up this month. A very exciting announcement by Dr. Jim Johnson. Gallo Center will have its […]
A Time to Perform in July 2016 By Kaye Osborn Summer Salutations Dear Readers! It’s heating up in the valley. It’s time for grilling, picnics, concerts in the park and lazing by the pool!! Remember to take time to enjoy some amazing productions inside an air-conditioned facility. Just completed co-teaching a young writer’s camp at […]
Performing View By Kaye Osborn A Time to Perform in June Congratulations! You survived May Madness! June brings many different events to our area with classic car shows, concerts in the park, Graffiti Parade and much more. So grab your family and friends and enjoy our local offerings. Mama Mia at Gallo Center for the […]
A Time to Perform in May By Kaye Osborn We live in a place where the Arts are thriving! So many opportunities for everyone! My friend, Debbie Soro, had a dream of bringing the play, The Sirens to Gallo Center for the Arts. She held auditions and cast an amazing group of actors. The Sirens […]
PerformingView By Kaye Osborn A Time to Perform in April Spring has sprung! Many high school drama productions are over, but Modesto Christian will be presenting Willy Wonka at the Gallo Center. Later this summer, you will see amazing YES Company productions. Tis the season for musical and dance recitals. We certainly are fortunate to […]
A Time to Perform in March 2016 By Kaye Osborn There is nothing more rewarding than directing and producing a musical with young performers. The actors in the Lakewood production of Sleepy Hollow have rehearsed with enthusiasm, energy and vibrancy. I am so very proud of this year’s show. We would love to see you […]
PerformanceView: A Time to Perform By Kaye Osborn This year is filled with many theatrical offerings. Hopefully, on of your New Year’s promises was to attend more local productions. Rehearsals of the musical Sleepy Hollow are moving right along. I am in need of some volunteers to help with set design. If you are interested, […]
A Time to Perform in January By Kaye Osborn A Snappy New Year to all Modesto View readers! Hope your holidays were festive and bright. Wishing you a year filled with amazing local shows. Please support their efforts. I am looking forward to directing upper elementary students at Lakewood School. We are rehearsing a musical […]
A Time to Perform in December By Kaye Osborn The last month of 2015 has arrived! Isn’t it amazing how quickly it comes every year! So, we need to cherish each moment of every day! This month fills up with lots of different events: school performances, parties, shopping, baking and decorating. Take time to enjoy […]
PerformingView By Kaye Osborn A Time to Perform in September Fall is on its way! It is one of my favorite seasons of the year. School has begun. The future beams brightly and optimistically. I am so impressed with the amount of local talent. There are lots of events to pick from whether dramatic, musical, […]
A Time to Perform in August By Kaye Osborn School is gearing up for most kindergarten-twelfth graders! Seems earlier and earlier each year! A shout out to all Drama Directors, please let the View know what about your shows so that we can spread the word to fill your seats! Let me know the details: […]