Staff

Faculty Excellence

Our exceptional faculty brings an average of 20 years of teaching experience to their work.

Among our eleven faculty members, we have:

  • 10 Master’s degrees
  • 8 Texas Teaching Certifications
  • 7 Texas Special Education Certifications
  • 1 National Science Foundation grant-winner

We also have faculty certified in:

  • Education Diagnostics
  • Social Work

Faculty

  • John Brinson
    Head of School

    Providing quality specialized education options for students with learning differences is my true calling. As...

  • Caroline Bowers
    Administrator

    I started as the Odyssey School Administrator in December 2014. I have over nine years...

  • Evelyn Bollinger
    Teacher, Director of Assessments

    Interviews with students show that each student wants to succeed. My goal is to help...

  • Kerry Parks
    Teacher, Student Support Specialist

    This will be my 28th year of teaching since becoming certified. I've been teaching special...

  • Lisa Bovee
    Teacher

    Respect is the fuel I use to encourage, excite, and propel my students toward enthusiastic...

  • Susan Bishop
    Teacher

    At the root of my teaching philosophy is practice. I provide the time, resources and...

  • Ruchi Varma
    Teacher

    I enjoy working with youth, and feel that teaching is one of the best ways...

  • Tessa Hill
    Teacher

    As an educator, it is important for me to serve as a guide and a...

  • Ishrat Kundawala
    Teacher

    Having taught English in a variety of learning environments to a wide range of abilities,...

  • Jacob Hendrickson
    Teacher

    I’ve been uniquely fortunate to grow up with professors for parents, surrounded by their passionate...

  • Matt Stephens
    Teacher

    I approach teaching as a process that involves building on students’ present knowledge base and...

  • Bob Cole
    Teacher

    My basic philosophy of teaching is to get students engaged and successful in their learning....

  • Tom Biggs
    Teacher

    Having worked as an executive and small business owner, I understand the 21st century skills...

  • Susan Bevier
    Teacher

    I teach at Odyssey because we recognize the great potential of our students. Respecting each...

Board of Directors

  • Kim Henderson
    Board President

    Ms. Henderson is an occupational therapist and is Regional Rehab Director for Senior Rehab Solutions....

  • Marilyn Felkner
    Director

    Marilyn Felkner received her Master’s in Public Health in 1982 and Doctorate in Public Health...

  • Leslie Loughmiller, Ed.D
    Director

    Dr. Loughmiller received her doctorate of education in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University of Florida....

  • Ed Shack
    Board Secretary

    Ed Shack graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 1977....