Mrs. Oden's Classroom

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Courses Taught: Whippet Academy-Mentor

About Me:

 I am an Ohio transplant originally from Southern California.  I know the "why" question is next.  My husband and I took a leap of faith, sold our house and packed up the U-Haul.  Our first stop was another local community.  I had started to home school before moving to Ohio and decided to continue for the next several years.  

 We moved to Shelby in 2008 and proudly enrolled our two boys in SCS.  I was more nervous than they were.   After their first year in the traditional school setting,  I knew it was time for me to go back to work.  What could be better than a job with the school district?  I started out in the kitchen at Auburn. Thanks Mr. Hostettler for giving me that opportunity.

  Being with the kids again, I felt the call to be in the classroom working with our students.  I spent an entire summer studying for the ParaProfessional exam.  I was able to take the test and pass it!  The opportunity to work as a teachers aide became available in the same school where I was serving in the kitchen.  Of course I took another leap of faith, applied and was able to change positions.  Many teachers have shaped how I teach, and for that I thank them.  

At the end of the 2013 school year I was asked to consider a move to the high school to mentor what is now our Whippet Academy Program.  Another leap of faith ( do you see a recurring theme here?) brought me into the high school to mentor kids in our credit recovery program.  

As we have entered our second year, I am happy to say that this has been a great opportunity for our students and myself.  I am learning right along with them. 

Education is not a "one size fits all" deal.  Every child is unique and it is my job to help them stay on track and get to graduation on time.