Debra Odom

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Debra Odom

2017 NACSA Leader

Debra Odom serves as the Manager of the Charter Office for Fresno Unified School District, the 4th largest district in the state of California. Prior to promotion to her current role in 2007, Debra served as a teacher, site administrator, and department manager.

Debra is an avid believer in volunteering and service to the community. She is a longstanding member of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), and Fresno Consolidated Charter, ACSA; where she has served as President of both the Regional and local charters. Additionally, she has served as President of the Valley Alliance of African American Educator, a local branch of the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE).

Debra’s belief is that every child deserves access to a quality education, no matter what their socioeconomic status. In her free time, Debra loves to explore other cultures through traveling and reading.


Most Recent Posts
NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5...
NACSA Names Courtney Hughley as Vice President of Communications
Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Courtney Hughley joins NACSA as vice president of communications.  “I’m honored to join...
Read it in the Washington Post: Without Communities
Some important, really important, stakeholders are notably absent from a piece on the history of charter schools in Wednesday’s Washington Post. The author places teacher unions in opposition to education reformers and policymakers...