Samantha Odom

DSSC Teacher

Samantha Odom Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha Odom. I graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-6) in 2018 and a Master of Education in Reading degree in 2020. I also played basketball for the university all 4 years from 2015-2019! I will obtain a second Masters through UT Arlington in Curriculum and Instruction-Math Education in 2022. I grew up right down the street in Allen and graduated from Lovejoy high school. I have one amazing dog who is a pit mix rescue named Onyx. In my free time, I love working out/anything sports related, spending time with my family, and I enjoy writing poetry.

My teaching philosophy can be summed up by this quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character– that is the goal of true education.”

I am beyond excited to be a part of the DSSC 5 team at McNeil! I have a passion for this line of work and can’t wait to get started.