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Lauranne Tomaszewski Sworn In as OSSD Board Member

Trey Brennan

Lauranne Vance Tomaszewski was sworn in as an official OSSD Board of Trustees Member during Tuesday night's board meeting. Lauranne begins a 5-year term on the OSSD BOT after her election win in November.

Photo of Lauranne Tomaszewski and family

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (OSSD) -- Lauranne Vance Tomaszewski was sworn in as an official OSSD Board of Trustees Member during Tuesday night's board meeting. Lauranne begins a 5-year term on the OSSD BOT after her election win in November.

Lauranne Tomaszewski has been an Ocean Springs resident since 2006 and has been actively involved in OSSD schools since 2015 as a volunteer. She grew up in the Mississippi Delta attending both public and private schools. She graduated high school in 1999 from Lee Academy and earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, with a minor in Management, from Delta State University.  Her husband, Steven is a 1998 graduate of Ocean Springs High School. Their two sons — Vance, 6th grade, and Thad, 4th grade, attend Ocean Springs Upper Elementary. They participate in various clubs at OSUE and enjoy baseball, basketball, football, and tennis.

Lauranne’s professional career includes nearly a decade of consulting, distributing, training, and successfully implementing educational content products to higher education institutions. She currently oversees the recruitment, hiring, training, and development for the management team for about 30 restaurants for Waffle House, Inc. Most recently, Lauranne served as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Ocean Springs Education Foundation (OSEF) and the Ocean Springs Athletic Foundation (OSAF), has served on the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council, and teaches 3rd grade Sunday School at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

"I ran for the school board in an effort to continue improving our school system and to help make it a place of pride for all those involved – our students, teachers, staff, administrators, and community. I firmly believe that Ocean Springs School District is well on its way to becoming a national leader in how our students are educated and in preparing them for the next phase in their lives. We have excellent teachers, administrators, and staff and I am excited about the future of our schools."