ST. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

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8th-grade Religion

Bethany Spence Odom
Middle School Religion Coordinator
8th-grade Religion Teacher
I have taught at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School for the past 18 years. I am a wife, mother of 3, and a teacher. I enjoy nothing more than sharing my faith with the students at SFA. I have a true passion for my faith and I feel extremely blessed that I am able to teach the Catholic faith to so many students each day. 
Each year my curriculum includes Church History and Confirmation prep. I coordinate Prayer Partners, where I partner up 2nd, 3rd and 8th graders. They work together throughout the year playing and praying each Friday of the week. I also coordinate First Friday Adoration and the Timberwolves Food Pantry. The 8th-grade students collect, count, and box up all items turned in by the school for Catholic Charities. 
Some of my accomplishments/responsibilities include:
  • Bachelor of Science- Elementary Education 1-8
  • 18 years experience teaching in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis
  • Coordinator of Prayer Partner program
  • National Junior Beta Club Co-Sponsor
  • Retreat coordinator
  • Mass coordinator
  • First Friday Adoration coordinator
  • Washington D.C. chaperone 
  • Advanced Catechist Certificate 2011
  • Recipient of Immaculate Heart of Mary Award 2010-2011
  • Apple Teacher