Ky O’Dell

Sixth Grade World History Teacher

It is truly a blessing to be teaching at St. George Episcopal School.  The outstanding resources and support make it a great environment for learning.  A chance to be part of a traditionally strong academic school with a great athletic program ultimately brought me to St George School.

I teach 6th grade History and 7th/8th grade Physical Education.   I really enjoy the middle school age group in the classroom.  I am a firm believer that History can be exciting and is a great subject for students to become active learners.  The goal is to have the students bring the history to life in their own ways.

I have been married for just over a year to my beautiful wife Yartiza (Yari).  We have both enjoyed being part of the St George family over the past year.  I am currently head football and track coach, while my wife is the girls track coach as well.  Our family has loved being involved with so many wonderful student-athletes and families through our association with this school.  Being able to teach at a school that challenges students academically and allows growth spiritual has been very rewarding.

Background

  • Graduated from St. Mary’s University (TX) with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science.  I also went through the Teacher’s Education program with a focus on history.
  • I was at First Baptist Academy in Universal City, Texas from 2008-2010 teaching 7th-10th grade history and 7th-12th grade Physical Education.  I was also the head basketball coach for the High school from 2007-2010 making the playoffs all 3 years.  I also coached 7-8th grade track.
  • I also coach with San Antonio Jayhawks youth basketball club.  This is a competitive basketball club formed of 6th graders-12th graders.  I serve as director of the high school program for this club.