Culver City educator honored with Golden Rose


Culver City resident and educator Marla Osband received the Golden Rose Award for service to her local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma at a ceremony on Feb. 5 at the Marina Marriott.

Osband is treasurer of the Program Committee of Gamma Iota Chapter, composed of active and retired educators from Culver City and the surrounding area. She has arranged for ongoing, substantial donations of toys and games for the Jared boxes, which the chapter assembles for seriously ill children in local hospitals.

“I enjoy the ability to give back to people,” Osband told the News. “It’s very rewarding and true what they say, ‘You get more than you give.’”

An early childhood program administrator for more than 35 years, Osband traveled worldwide as an accreditor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In 1997, she was recognized as an exceptional preschool director by National Childcare and Information Magazine. She is currently a docent at the Skirball Museum and teaches early childhood classes at Santa Monica College and UCLA.

Established in 1929, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary society of women educators. The society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. Gamma Iota Chapter’s activities include service projects, networking events and cultural outings.

Culver City educator honored with Golden Rose