Ms. O'Dell has 8 years teaching experience and has taught in DoDEA schools since 2003 in kindergarten and third grade as well as Reading Compensatory Education and Reading Recovery. She is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She received her certification in Reading Recovery from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Maryland University College.

Ms. O'Dell firmly believes that a strong school-home partnership sets the stage for high student achievement. By involving parents from looking at and interpreting assessment data, to assisting with homework, we work together to provide the foundation that will foster the highest student achievement. Her principal states, "Her enthusiasm for teaching and learning is contagious and permeates throughout the school. She continually goes the extra mile for our entire learning community and exemplifies the very best in education."

2008 winner, Shannon ODell"
Shannon O'Dell Kindergarten Teacher
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