Megan McCarter Martell

Director of Programs

Megan McCarter Martell has been involved in teaching in classrooms for many years, beginning as an apprentice teacher with the SummerBridge program, now called Breakthrough Miami: an educational outreach program designed to empower students to become dynamic and successful learners, leaders and teachers.  Her pathway from that first summer of teaching has meandered through a wide range of classrooms across the world, including preschool through adult education.  Megan has been teaching at Odyssey since 2011 and has centered her work, both in the classroom and as an administrator, on fostering community relationships, programming partnerships, and leadership in professional learning communities.

Megan studied Creative Writing and Child Development at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, as well as Literature and Language at UNC-Asheville; she holds several professional licenses in teaching.  Along with her love of art, mountains, and word play, a love of learning itself feeds her love of teaching; she is driven by her desire “to guide students and educators in their interaction with the satiating world of learning, to unlock their ultimate potential to discover through engaging research, reflection, and design, to understand, process, analyze, question, innovate, and communicate… In other words, to create brave and positive change in this vast and ever-growing world.”


Preparing students, families, and educators to lead the 21st century with an authentic sense of self.

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