Since 2013, Odette has served as GGHF Curious by Nature School's Director. She provides oversight for the school's day-to-day operations. Her background in environmental and science education, early childhood education, and a profession in development.
Odette holds a B.S. in Health Sciences and a Minor in Biology from Linfield College in Portland.
Previously, Odette worked with Kindering, a nonprofit neuro-developmental center in the Bellevue area that provides therapies, special education, and counseling services for children with special needs and their families.
As director, Odette is the primary contact point for parent, staff, and volunteer communications. Additionally, she maintains record systems, assures regulatory compliance, conducts staff training and assessments, will facilitate development of the long-term plans for GGHF Curious by Nature School, and work with the School’s Board on other aspects of development, including special event planning, community engagement and grants. She also leads curriculum development and coordinates program planning.
“I am passionate about teaching and learning with children and am honored for the opportunity to be part of something that is so much bigger than me. Helping our children acquire values and strong connections with nature that will make a difference in their learning, and develop key critical thinking skills that they can rely on throughout their lives, both as individuals and as citizens of their communities, is fundamental to the future and an important responsibility.”