Your Kindergarten Teachers


My name is Karen Odell. I am so excited to be one of your child’s kindergarten teachers alongside Mrs. Smith, this school year! Besides teaching, some of my favorite things include spending time with my family, volunteering, traveling and reading.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I earned a B.A. in Communication from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1984. I married my college sweetheart and we relocated to the south in 1987. We live in Cobb County and have three children ages 24, 20 and 16. I received my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University University in 1993. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, DLI, first grade, gifted k-5 and 4th grade EIP.