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Odyssey Charter School, Inc.
Board of Directors

OCS Board

Board of Directors

The Odyssey Charter School Board is a volunteer position typically filled by teachers and parents of students of OCS as well as business professionals from throughout our community. Meeting monthly through the school year, the Board of Directors oversees business decisions, future planning for the school, and adherence to the school's mission and vision. The Board seeks out and accepts applications from capable individuals within the school and community when filling vacancies. Terms of office are typically three years to help get a working overview of school activities, needs and directions. All OCS Board Members can be contacted by calling 321-733-0442.

Leslie Maloney, President

Educator/Community Member, Term: 2015-2018

Ms. Maloney, a Palm Bay resident, has a Master's Degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Central Florida and holds a Florida Teaching Certificate in Social Studies 6-12. Ms. Maloney has worked as a teacher, program developer, adjunct instructor, and has developed challenging college level curriculum for AP/AICE Psychology, and Intro to Sociology. She played an active role as an original Odyssey Board member back in its inception. Ms. Maloney has been a Board member since May 2014.

Thomas Cole, Vice President
Community Leader, Term: 2015-2018

Mr. Cole brings over 15 years of educational experience to the Board. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Master of Arts in Exceptional Education from the University of Central Florida. He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Cole is the Founder and Executive Director of Emma Jewel Charter Academy in Cocoa, FL, providing a research-based health and nutrition curriculum, and is a supporter of the healthy school initiative. Mr. Cole has been a Board member since August 2013.

Amanda Larson, Treasurer
Community Member, Term: 2017-2020

Ms. Larson has a Bachelor of Science in Genetics, a Master of Science in Accounting, and holds a license as a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Larson has a strong background of finance as she, in her current position, audits charter schools throughout the State of Florida. Ms. Larson has been a Board member since May 2015.

Andy Ziegler, Board Member
Community Member, Term: 2019-2020

Mr. Ziegler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was elected to the Brevard County School Board in 2008 and served for 10 years. He is a Palm Bay Rotarian of 30 years and has held board positions including President in 1997. His primary expertise by career is as Network Specialist. Mr. Ziegler is a current member of numerous Boards of Directors including the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, AmiKids, Central Florida Boy Scouts advisory committee, and past Chair of Central Florida Public School Board Coalition. Mr. Ziegler is was also instrumental in paving the way for the Children's Hunger Project to operate through public schools and continues as an advisor. Mr. Ziegler has been a Board member since January 2019.



Board Meetings

The Board of Directors oversees business decisions, future planning for the school, and adherence to the school’s mission and vision. Regular meetings are normally held four times per fiscal year at 9:15 a.m. in the Odyssey Charter School Lower Campus conference room. Special meetings may be scheduled as needed by the Board within 24 hours notice. All meetings are open to the public and abide by Florida Sunshine Law.

Board meeting dates, times are posted in the front office of the school, or can be viewed by clicking the link below:

Calendar of Board Meetings

Individuals or groups wishing to address the Board at any meeting should arrive prior to the meeting and sign-up on the Public Comment form. Public comment will be limited to three minutes. Concerns will not be addressed at the Board meeting. All concerns will be addressed in writing in a timely manner.

Sensory and mobility impaired persons seeking assistance for participation in any meeting should contact the School Principal.

Anyone who would like a copy of a Board document must complete a public records request form located in the school’s office.

Board Meeting Agendas

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Policy Manual

Wellness Policy

Grievance Procedures
Step 1: Request Teacher conference to clarify issue
Step 2: Contact Principal if unresolved with the teacher
Step 3: **Contact Board Designated Parent Representative
Step 4: Contact the President of the Governing Board
Step 5: Present issue at the next monthly Board Meeting if unresolved
Step 6: Seek mediation with the Sponsor

**Ms. Cindy Gilmore has been designated by the OCS Board of
Directors as the Representative to Facilitate Parental Involvement,
provide access to information, assist parents and others with questions
and concerns, and resolve disputes according to charter requirements.
Ms. Gilmore can be reached at cgilmore@greenappleschools.com or



Odyssey Preparatory Academy
1350 Wyoming Drive, Palm Bay, FL 32909 • 321-345-4117
Email: info@odysseyprepacademy.com

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