Superintendent of Odyssey Academy
Jennifer S. Goodman has served Odyssey Academy (OA) as Superintendent since February 2005. During her tenure, OA has grown from a single campus district of less than 200 PK-8th grade students to a multi-campus district of over 1,100 PK-HS students spanning Galveston County. Mrs. Goodman is responsible for governance, accountability, compliance, staffing, academic oversight, and instructional leadership. She is active in the community as a Rotary board member, Chamber of Commerce committee chair, Sea Scout Base Galveston board member, and a council member at her church. She also has been active with TCSA as past annual conference chair, committee member, legislative testimony, and served as board member.
Prior to her joining Odyssey Academy, Mrs. Goodman worked as an education consultant from 2001 – 2005 providing professional development for smaller learning communities, master schedule development, and work involving aligning out-of-state assessments to TEKS. From 1999 – 2001, she served in administration at Alvin High School, a 5A high school in Alvin ISD, as the Assistant Principal of the Senior Class and the following year served as the Associate Principal for the entire staff and student body. Prior to her education management experience, Mrs. Goodman worked as a teacher at Creekside Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD from 1994 – 1999. Although the majority of her tenure in CCISD was spent in the math department, she specifically taught algebra, pre-algebra, middle school math, reading, physical education and coached tennis and cheerleading.
Mrs. Goodman earned her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Math minor from Texas A&M University. She is currently seeking her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is a TEA certified teacher, administrator, superintendent, and board trainer with over 20 years of experience in education.