Judson Odell, Founder and CEO, is an educator with a wide range of experience from classroom teaching to program design. Before founding Odell Education, Judson was a professor of Humanities and Dean of Students at Centro Lincoln University College, Universidad Nacional San Martín, Argentina. He also served as an English Language Specialist at The College Board and Educational Testing Service, working on the TOEFL®, SAT®, AP®, and Springboard®, as well as helping design and write the English Language Arts College Board Standards for College Success™.
Elizabeth Davis, Chief Programs Officer, has twenty-five years of experience in education, including classroom teaching, and program management at state and national levels. Liz began her career in education as an English Language Arts teacher, before joining the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). As Associate Commissioner of Assessments at DESE, Liz managed all MA state assessment programs, and played a leadership role in assessment design and development for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) English Language Arts assessments. Liz currently resides on Peaks Island, in Maine.
Daniel Fennessy, Director of Content Development, is responsible for the design and organization of curriculum development and management of assessment projects. Dan has a diverse background in education. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, he spent two years teaching and conducting community health trainings in rural Togo, West Africa. He earned a Masters in Teaching from the University of Southern California, conducting his student teaching in a bilingual school in Argentina where he taught history and geography. Daniel currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he has taught Language Arts at the Centro-Lincoln University College.
Stephanie Smythe, Director of Operations, is responsible for the daily operation and administration of OE and is the primary contact for client liaison. Steph is involved in project management and is the lead on logistical management. Steph holds a BA and a Masters in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the University of Sheffield, as well as CELTA and PTLLS qualifications. She has worked in local government, coordinating programs to reduce unemployment in 18-24 year olds, focusing mainly on the lowest qualified candidates.