I graduated high school from Grant High School, in Dry Prong, La. I attended Louisiana State University-Alexandria for my associate degree and Northwestern State University for both my bachelor and master’s degrees.
Associate Degree in Business Education / Accouting – Louisiana State University – Alexandria
Bachelor Degree – Northwestern State University
Master’s Degree in Education – Northwestern State University
This is my first year at DeRidder High School. I am currently teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. I am so exciting to be a new member of the DeRidder High School family!
I have been teaching for the last 16 years. Here are a list of the wonderful schools that have contributed to my work exeperience. Life changes have caused me to have to move. I cherish the memories and the friendships made at each of these places.
Grant High School:Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Honors – Algebra I, Geometry and Financial/Business Math
Tioga High School: Algebra I, Geometry, and Financial/Business Math
Jena High School: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Honors – Algebra I, and Geometry
Harrisonburg High School: 4th grade (all subjects), PE ( K – 7th grade), RTI (K – 12), 5th grade Science, 8th Social Studies, E2020 classes, Guidance Counselor, SBLC chairperson, PBIS facilitator, 504 – school coordinator, Testing school coordinator
Elizabeth High School: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advance Math and College Algebra
I have also sponsored many different clubs through the years. I have coached softball and cheer.
I am married to Jeffrey Odom the principal of East Beauregard High School. We have 5 children. Austin is a college graduate from Ouchita Baptist University where he played college football. During his 5 years the OBU Tigers won 3 conference championships. Noah is a sophomore at Southern Mississippi University – Gulport. He is majoring in Marine Biology. Braden is a freshman at McNeese State University. He is majoring in Nursing and plans to attended PA or NP program upon graduating. Jacob is a senior at East Beauregard High School. He plays football and basketball. His love is his AG classes and Welding. He plans to finish his welding certification through ABC upon graduating high school. Camden, our caboose, is a freshman at East Beauregard High School. He plays football, basketball, baseball, and track. He is very active in many different clubs. When he graduates high school he is still unsure.
We have 7 dogs (Dixie – catahoula cur, Lucy – chocolate lab, Goose – yellow lab, Dundee – mini australian shepherd, Maverick – black dachshund, Russell – chocolate dachshund and Tinkerbell – teacup chihuahua).
My hobbies are my children. They are very active in sports and I am there biggest fan. When we do get a short break from the ball field. We like to travel. We love Disney World, the Beach, the Smokey Mountains and Black River Lake.
If I am not at a ballgame supporting my children then we are either fishing (fishing camp) or on a trip somewhere. We love going to the beach and Disney World. My kids also enjoy Branson and the Smokey Mountains. If the kids are happy and enjoying themselves then I am happy too.