About DeAnna

A mother and Rutherford County teacher, DeAnna has invested her life in family and community. DeAnna was born to small business-owner parents in Kentucky. They operated The Rock Cafe which was a local favorite for over 35 years. Reflecting upon her upbringing, she remembers her parents as servants who taught her to value people, education, and commitment. 


DeAnna was the first in her family to attend college, where she earned a BA in Human Services and Psychology. An alum of CNU (Carson-Newman University) and Southwestern Seminary, she also holds an EdS from MTSU in Administration and Supervision. Her teaching career spans more than two decades. 


After completing her undergraduate studies, DeAnna worked in a church for military families stationed overseas. Upon her return to the U.S., she married her college sweetheart, and they were blessed with four children - Caitlyn, Nathan, Evan, and Loren. The Osbornes lived in East Tennessee for 10 years prior to their move to the Middle.


In addition to her roles as parent and educator, she is active with TNTESOL (Tennessee Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), sings with Murfreesboro Symphony Chorus, is a member of The Arc Tennessee, Autism Tennessee, and her local baptist church. In her free time, DeAnna enjoys exploring places, ideas and cultures, hiking, dancing, and writing.