Jen Stradling

Jen Stradling

Director of Finance

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Originally from the mountains of South Carolina, Jen moved back to her Appalachian roots more than a decade ago when she and her husband enrolled their daughter at Odyssey and she began working in our office. She manages all aspects of the school’s business and operational needs and also recently served as Interim Executive Director.She works hard to take care of our faculty, enrolled families and students needs and does so with a smile. 

Prior to moving to Asheville, Jen was the office manager of the family funeral home business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Other interests include travel, camping, music, herbalism, knitting and cooking.


Odyssey School is an independent, non-profit school with a focus on whole child, emotionally intelligent, personalized curriculum for students in PreK-12. Our mission is to prepare students, families, and educators to lead lives of intention and purpose with an authentic sense of self.

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Community Announcements

  • Registration for Odyssey's (8) weeks of summer camp opens Monday, February 6th.
  • Odyssey to host Open House "Meet the Teachers", February 8th at 6:30 PM. Please rsvp with Admissions Director, kharkey@odysseycommunity.org. Include you name, student name and the grade you seek to learn more about.
  • Purchase "Pick Up Your Toys, Kirk" -- an amazing children's book by Odyssey kindergarten teachers, Shirley Rotolo (writer) and Sam Sole (illustrator) available now on Amazon! Be sure to list Odyssey on Amazon Smile.

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Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Odyssey School has had a strong start the year! As of late October, we've made an update to our Covid policies and procedures.

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