Mrs. O'dell
Subject: Self- Contained
Grade: First Grade
Welcome to Mrs. O'Dell's first grade classroom.

My name is Nancy O'Dell and I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Jacksonville State University in April of 2007.I am highly qualified by NCLB standards.I graduated from West End High School in 1990. I began to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher immediately upon graduation. I decided to put my professional studies on hold to marry and begin my family. My goal was to have my youngest child in school before I picked up my professional studies. I was blessed that I was able to stay home as I had planned. During my children's preschool years I provided an environment that was filled with books and learning activities. At this time I began a program with my children for home schooling at a preschool age. I deeply enjoyed contributing to my children's knowledge. The excitement I felt when I was able to teach a new concept to my children was rewarding. At this point I knew I would definitely pick up my studies. I felt as though I was meant to be a teacher.
I began my career at West End Elementary August of 2007 in First Grade. I am blessed to work with such a talented and professional staff. West End's motto is to prepare our students for their future. West End Elementary prepares socially responsible individuals capable of securing lifelong goals and accomplishments by providing a comfortable environment with a caring, dedicated staff. I am excited to be a part of your child's education.