About

Directors

Minnie Ogburn, Instructional Program Director

Minnie Ogburn, co-founder of The Ogburn School, has over 20 years of experience in education. She holds an EdS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida, a Masters of Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Jones College.  During her teaching career she taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level.  She also served as a Mathematics Coach as a high needs school and Curriculum Coordinator at a charter school.  She is pursuing her EdD at the University of Florida, where her research focus is homeschooling, including distance education, online and blended learning.

Brandy Carvalho, Executive Director

Brandy Carvalho, co-founder of The Ogburn School, has more than 14 years of experience in program management, communications and marketing for private and nonprofit organizations. She has worked for education, conservation and community organizations.

Brandy studied Public Relations and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Florida, holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Florida Gulf Coast University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Natural Resources degree. She has completed additional training through Harvard Kennedy School in Nonprofit Management; UF’s Florida Naturalist Program; and was an inaugural member of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida’s Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program. She serves on the Board of Directors for 2 nonprofits, and is active in the community.

The Ogburn School  is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and AdvancED.

The Ogburn School is a leading provider of home school, distance education, and online education, delivering a complete range of customized curriculum to fit our student’s needs. The Ogburn School has been serving students for more than 15 years, so you know that our private school is one you can trust.

OUR MISSION:

The mission of The Ogburn School is to provide quality education to students seeking a non-traditional approach to learning, providing a challenging curriculum that engages students from primary through secondary instruction.

OUR VISION:

The Ogburn School will be recognized as a leader in providing innovative instruction in hybrid and distance learning, allowing flexibility for students to grow academically and personally in a unique educational environment that encourages individuality while promoting academic rigor.

STATEMENT OF VALUES:

At The Ogburn School we value:

  • Creative educational options unique to each individual that foster quality instruction and functional learning.
  • Educational preparation that leads to postsecondary education or gainful employment.

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