14 St. John Circle, Newnan, GA 30265 --- (770) 251-6111

Board Members

The Governing Board of Directors has the complete responsibility of carrying out the terms of our charter contract and for managing the school as provided in our charter and in a manner consistent with the Constitution of the United States.

The Governing Board of Directors consists of nine voting members, each serving a three year term. In addition to the nine voting members, the school Principal serves as an ex officio (non-voting) board member. In each school year, three members reach the end of their terms and six members remain. This provides a continuity of governance and experience while also allowing for new membership each year.

Elections for the open positions are held each fall in accordance with the election process outlined in the bylaws. The offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary are elected annually by the Board.

Andrew Kee
Chairman

akee@odysseycharterschool.net

Andy is starting his second year as an elected member of our Board. His two children, Asuka and Cabot, and his wife, Jerrie, are all proud Odyssey Tigers. Andy is the Senior Video Engineer for Wide Open West, the 9th largest cable company in the US. He is an amateur radio operator and has been involved with the Coweta County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, the American Red Cross, the National Weather Service, C.E.R.T. as well as search and rescue operations. He and his family have a small farm where Asuka and Cabot raise chickens for 4-H. Andy passionately believes that our school is capable of an educational experience that is second to none for the students that we serve. He believes a quality education starts at home and that Odyssey promotes that belief by encouraging continuous parental involvement on and off of school grounds in a way that is not possible in the traditional public school systems. He feels our teachers and supporting staff are some of the most dedicated professionals that he has met and he is proud to serve them, our students and our school.

Roland Wallace
Vice Chairman

rwallace@odysseycharterschool.net

LEARNER, DOER, and TEACHER

My professional journey strives to lead students and staff to their fullest capacities and potential and to create an environment where academic excellence is pursued and achieved.

As a learner, Roland earned a B.S. in Management from Southern University,  went to Officers’ Candidate School in the U.S. Marine Corps Okinawa, Japan, earned a M. S., Administration from University of California, earned a M. A., Cross Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, Marketing Representative for International Business Machines, a Clear Renewal Teachers Certificate from Georgia State University, Clear Renewal Leadership Certificate from West Georgia College, the Institute of New Leaders from Georgia Department of Education, and The Leadership Academy from DeKalb County School System.

As  a doer, Roland has held the positions of Warehouse Foreman with Mead Corporation, Marine Artillery Officer in Okinawa, Japan, Banker with First Interstate Bank, Data Processing Salesman with Wilshire Midtown Office, Adjunct Faculty with LaVerne University, Classroom Teacher with DeKalb CS District, Department Chair with Avondale High School, School Administrator with DeKalb CS District, and Learning Coordinator with DeKalb CS District.

As a teacher, Roland has taught Middle Schoolers at Anaheim US District, High Schoolers, Athletes, Teachers, Staff, Employees, Supervisors, and Administrators at DeKalb CS District, and Managers at LaVerne University.

Misty Head
Treasurer/CFO

mhead@odysseycharterschool.net

Misty is a new Odyssey parent with her daughter, Amelia (5), starting kindergarten this year. Misty is a licensed CPA and has worked in accounting for 15 years. She is currently employed with PwC working largely on financial audits of both public and non public companies. Misty has held leadership roles as part her employment with the accounting firm and is excited to be actively involved in Odyssey’s continued progress and impact on the local community.

Michael Lee
Secretary

mlee@odysseycharterschool.net

Michael Lee is the proud father of a 3rd grade Odyssey Tiger. In his spare time he enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with his family which consists of his wife, Tana, and two daughters, Savannah and Betty. He is currently an Advisory Systems Engineer in the Office of the Chief Architect for DOD missions at EMC2. Mr. Lee has over 26 years of experience in Government and private sector contracting, policy writing, governance and compliance operations. He has overseen projects in excess of $400M and has been successful in bringing them to completion on time and under budget. Mr. Lee is well versed in all facets of project management and believes in the principles of situational leadership. He is excited to utilize his extensive project and program management skills for his new role on the Odyssey Charter School Board of Directors. He encourages every member of the Odyssey Family to join in the betterment of this amazing school.

Roy Benjamin
Board Member

rbenjamin@odysseycharterschool.net

Roy Benjamin has served in a number of IT positions for the last 20 years; his most recent being Network Control Engineer at AT&T where he worked for 7 years.

He is the founder of 633 Tech Media Group LLC in Atlanta where he presently serves as the Vision Leader and Chief Consultant for the company.

He was born in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and has lived in the US for 21 years. He is married to Alisa, a native of Georgia and they have 4 children. He enjoys music, cooking and travel.

He is very involved in his local church and serves as a leader in the Men’s Ministry

Roy is passionate about education and is a strong advocate of Blended Learning and Project Based Learning and believes that technology in education helps students to become goal-oriented and helps them to solve complex, critical problems related to significant and unique issues that allows them to use extensive research and interpretative thinking along with innovative methods in developing solutions.

He is a member of the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce and has volunteered on an after school project with the Buckhead YMCA. He is a Thought Leader and has spoken to many groups and organizations on topics ranging from Organizational Strategy to Smart Solutions. He also serves as a role model and mentor to his community youth.

Open Positions – 2
Board Member