Dr. Jim Helf - Principal

    Welcome to Odell Primary!  I look forward to working collaboratively with our entire school family to promotes academic achievement for all students and promote the development of the whole child. 

    I am originally from Western New York and graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Go Dragons!).  I have been in public education for 20 years. I taught second and fifth grade in CMS prior to becoming a school administrator.  I also served as the Assistant Principal at Wolf Meadow and Odell Elementary.  I received my Masters and Doctoral Degree in School Administration from UNCC.

    I appreciate what a great family the Odell community is, and I consider myself lucky to be a part of it. Please feel free to contact with me any questions or concerns, I am always here to help if you need anything.  Thank you and welcome to Odell Primary!

    Ms. Lisa Ober - Assistant Principal
    Twitter - @LisaOber68
     Ms. Lisa Ober

    I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Odell community as your assistant principal! I was born and raised in Virginia but have lived in North Carolina for the last nineteen years and have called Concord home for fifteen of those.

    I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from James Madison University and taught in Henrico County Public Schools and Wake County Public Schools before coming to Cabarrus County. Over eighteen years of teaching I have taught every grade level but the majority of my experience has been in K-2. I am Nationally Board Certified in K-3 teaching and received my Master’s degree in School Administration from Appalachian State University.

    I have two terrific sons, Zachary and Matthew.  Zach, 24, has high-functioning autism and lives with me. During the day he receives Community Living Supports from DDR Inc. Matt, 21, graduated from Western Carolina University in May where he majored in Communications/PR. Zach has a special and lifelong fondness for all types of dragons and I feel blessed to be an Odell Dragon. I look forward to meeting all of the WROP family and serving you to the best of my ability!

Last Modified on August 7, 2018