Boys & Girls Village has appointed Jon Oddo vice president of educational and vocational services at the Charles F. Hayden School.
Oddo previously served as director of educational and vocational services at the school, which provides comprehensive educational and clinical services to students from across Connecticut with behavioral or mental health needs.
In his new role, Oddo will focus on the development of educational and vocational school programs with an emphasis on participation with community businesses and organizations.
“My goal is to help our students continue to grow through customized educational and vocational programs that will give them relevant, real-world experience to assist them in their higher education and employment goals,” said Oddo. “I look forward to continuing to work with our amazing students and staff at the Charles Hayden School.”
The Charles Hayden School provides students, ages 6 to 16, with educational programs and clinical services designed to help them achieve emotional, behavioral, and academic growth needed for them to return to a mainstream school setting. Boys & Girls Village provides students, and their families, with a continuum of care that allows everyone involved access to a broad array of family and mental health services.
Oddo has been with Boys & Girls Village since 2013. Prior to working at BGV, he served as the principal at the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford, and worked with the State Department of Children and Families.
“Jon has been working in the education industry, specifically with special needs children, for more than 15 years,” said Boys & Girls Village President and CEO Dr. Steven M. Kant. “It is because of Jon’s expertise, passion and commitment to helping children heal, learn and grow to the best of their ability that we are proud to announce his promotion to vice president of educational and vocational services.”
Oddo holds a sixth year degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in elementary education, in addition to certifications in special education and intermediate administration. He lives in Seymour with his wife, Lindsay, and their two-year-old son, Nathan.
Helping children and their families gain a full life has been the goal at Boys & Girls Village for 72 years. Boys & Girls Village gives some of Connecticut’s most vulnerable children and families the opportunity to heal, learn and grow.