It's Great to be an Ooltewah Owl!
It's Great to be an Ooltewah Owl!
Mrs.  Maribeth  Lawrence
School Secretary

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School Secretary


Hello and welcome to Ooltewah Middle School! I have been working at OMS since 2005 starting as an Assistant in Exceptional Education before becoming a Clerical Assistant in the front office in 2011, moving up to School Secretary in 2013. I was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL when I was 7 1/2 years old - I am a Chicago Cubs fan to this day. I stayed in South Florida, graduating from Miramar High School and then Broward College (Associate of Arts in Elementary Education) before becoming employed with the U.S. Postal Service. It is there that I met my husband, Mark. We married in 1990 and I became a stepmother to his 4-year old daughter, Sofia. We completed our family in 1991 with the birth of our daughter, Riana. By then, I had left the post office to be a stay at home mom. By 1994, I was itching to work again, so I became a Castmember at The Disney Store - for seven years, I was proud to represent that company as I have had a love of Disney since my first visit to Walt Disney World in 1972.  During that time, I was also hired to work at Riana's elementary school as an ESOL assistant - so the part-time job had to go. By 2004, my family needed a change, a slower pace, and a place that had stronger values. Mark was able to transfer with the Postal Service to Chattanooga. I researched schools and chose Ooltewah Middle as the school Riana would attend and I was very pleased from the start - people were genuine and nice. Her teachers cared and challenged her. When the opportunity arose for me to transfer from HCDE's Pre-K program to OMS, I didn't think twice!It is an honor and a privilege to work with such a dedicated faculty and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact me - if I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find out and get back to you.