• As Principal of Odom Academy Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year.  We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of Wildcat Nation.  
    Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college/career - ready by the end of three years.  At Odom, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning.  Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement.
    For those of you who have not met me, I am starting my 27th year in the field of education.  I am very honored to serve as the principal of Odom Academy Middle School.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  
    Once again, welcome back!   Let's make it another great year in Wildcat Nation together!
    Eric Lathan