The Odyssey School of Denver is pleased to announce a comprehensive search for its next Executive Director. As a crucial step in this process, the Odyssey board is inviting community members, stakeholders, staff, teachers, and students to actively participate in this important endeavor. A comprehensive web page has been created on the Odyssey website that will provide additional information. 

The Executive Director search will be expertly conducted by Hazard Young Attea Associates (HYA), a nationally renowned firm with a distinguished track record in educational leadership recruitment. With their expertise in identifying exceptional candidates and aligning leadership profiles with the unique needs of schools and districts, HYA will play a vital role in ensuring the selection of an Executive Director who will inspire educational excellence and innovation at Odyssey.

In its commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and collaborative decision-making, Odyssey invites all constituents to share their valuable insights, perspectives, and expectations for the next Executive Director. The board recognizes that the collective wisdom of the Odyssey community is essential in identifying the qualities and qualifications that the ideal Executive Director should possess.

Community Open Forum/Focus Groups 

The community is invited to participate in one of the following community open forums/focus groups to provide feedback on their impressions of the district and the characteristics the board should seek in the next Executive. Additionally, HYA will host focus groups with teachers, staff, students, and administrators, as well as civic and community leaders. Each group will receive an individual invitation.

Join Odyssey Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 966 3887 6996
Passcode: 181945

Tues, April 167:00 to 7:45 pm Family/ Community Members and 
Odyssey School Stakeholder 
Wed, April 178:00 to 8:45 amFamilies after Drop-offLunchroom
Wed, April 172:45 to 3:30 pm Families before Pick-upGym
Wed, April 176:00 to 7:00 pm Family Council MtgGym

HYA Online Survey

Odyssey wants your input! This survey is designed to gather your perceptions of the school and various characteristics you would like to see in your next Executive Director. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. This survey is conducted by HYA, which ensures that your individual responses are kept anonymous and confidential.  Please answer all questions to the best of your ability. 

Survey Linkopen April 8 – April 19, 2024 

Timeline and Application

The job description and application information can be found on the HYA website: https://hyasearch.com/job/executive-director-denver-co/

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
March 22, 2024Post position; accepting applications and recruiting
April 8 -19, 2024Odyssey Community: survey available to all stakeholders
April 16 -17 -18,  2024Stakeholder interviews/focus groups/forums (above)
Week of April 25 -26, 2024Interview Committee conducts interviews – times/days TBD
Week of May 6-7, 2024Finalists Day at Odyssey – day(s) TBD
Week of May 7, 2024Board conducts final interview(s) – day/time TBD
Week of May 15, 2024Executive Director’s hiring approved by the Board

Applications must be received by April 19, 2024. The Executive Director search is anticipated to conclude by early May 2024.