Hello! My name is Therese O'Dea, and this will be my fourth year teaching 2nd grade at NKES.  Prior to teaching in New Kent, I worked several years as the Director of Sylvan Learning Centers in the Richmond area.  My husband and I live in Richmond with our newborn son and two dogs.  I love to read, cook, and exercise.  

Teaching is my passion, and I truly love what I do.  Each day, I look for new ways to make learning new and exciting for my students.  It is my hope that I can establish a love and commitment to education that your children will carry with them for the rest of their lives.  I work hard to genuinely know each of my students as individual learners.  Every child is different, and I believe my job is to teach children through their unique learning styles while allowing the class to come together as a whole.  

Communication is essential for helping me to help your children.  I encourage you to always contact me with any questions, concerns, or just because you want to get to know one another better!