Welcome to First Grade!

Phone: 208-772-5364


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Charissa Odom

Hello!  My name is Charissa Odom, and I am thrilled to be a teacher at Dalton.  I grew up in Maryland and attended college in Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. in Art and Art History.  I moved to Texas to teach Art History and Sculpture and during my time there I met my husband who was serving in the Air Force.  We moved many times (6 states in 11 years!) and I enjoyed a varied career in education including teaching, directing tutoring centers, and adult education.  I earned a Masters of Education and elementary teaching credential in Nevada and am so happy to be teaching elementary education now.  In 2021, my husband left active duty service, and it was the first time we got to choose where to live.  We love living in Northern Idaho! In our free time, we love exploring with our twins and big puppy.  I'm looking forward to a wonderful year in this dynamic community!