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Board of Directors

Dimitri Dandolos
President Dimitri Dandolos is President of Eco Logos, Inc, a Consulting company specializing in Sustainability and Environmental Services. Mr. Dandolos has held positions as President of an Environmental Remediation and Recycling Company, as Senior Environmental Scientist and as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of various business entities.
Mr. Dandolos has served as President of AHEPA, the founding organization of the Odyssey Charter School, and he is presently serving on the school's Board of Directors responsible for the development and implementation of the school's Facility Master Plan and institutional advancement. Mr. Dandolos has completed undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences with concentration in Biology, and his graduate studies include Environmental Studies, Public Policy and International Relations. He has played collegiate and professional soccer and as a youth soccer coach, he has led his team to four state championships and to national ranking status.

 

George N. Righos, BS
OCS Founder George N. Righos, Founder of Odyssey Charter School, worked for ARAmark Services, Inc. for 36 years, including his role as Capital Assets Manager. Having served as a three term President of the Hellenic Community of Wilmington, and District Governor of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association's Wilmington Chapter, Mr. Righos has been active in the Greek-American community and the community-at-large, through the Ministry of Caring. He obtained his Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, concentrating in Operations Management.

 

Josiah R. Wolcott, Esquire
Vice President Josiah R. Wolcott is a partner at the Wilmington law firm of Connolly Gallagher LLP, but practices primarily in Newark, representing both individuals and companies in a wide array of legal matters. He received his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Delaware. Mr. Wolcott is a lifelong Delawarean and lives in Wilmington with his wife and three boys, all of whom attend Odyssey.

 

George Hantzandreou, BS
Treasurer George Hantzandreou is currently Treasurer of the Odyssey Charter School Board. In 2001, Mr. Hantzandreou received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware, as well as a double minor in Economics and Management Information Systems. He is currently a IS Coordinator with New Castle County where he supports and maintains multiple applications and projects. Mr. Hantzandreou has also served as President and Treasurer of AHEPA, the founding organization of the Odyssey Charter School. Mr. Hantzandreou helps out at his family run business, Libby’s Restaurant. He resides in Wilmington, Delaware, along with his wife and daughter.

 

Laura Thompson, MA
Secretary Laura Thompson is currently Secretary of the Odyssey Charter School Board. She has a masters degree from Teachers College, Columbia University with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology and Intelligent Technologies. Mrs. Thompson has been an educator for over 18 years and has taught in Michigan; Texas; and here in Wilmington, Delaware. Also, having served as a MetLife Fellow and a Hope Street Group Fellow, Mrs. Thompson brings to this role a national view of education. Additionally, she tutored students in Chisinau, Moldova, was a Fulbright Memorial Fund traveller to Japan - this contributes to an international perspective. As a 6-year Odyssey parent, Mrs. Thompson has seen the school as it has grown and is looking forward in participating as the school expands.

 

The Honorable Abigail M. LeGrow
Abigail LeGrow is a Judge of the Delaware Superior Court. Before being appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Markell, Mrs. LeGrow previously served a Master on the Court of Chancery and as an associate at the law firm of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where she specialized in corporate and commercial litigation. Mrs. LeGrow received her J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and her B.A. in political science from Susquehanna University. She resides in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband and two children.

 

Elias Rigas Elias Rigas serves as the acting Director of the Vehicle Technology Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Elias has spent nearly 30 years in the public sector working in management of research and development programs for next generation technologies. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Elias is the parent of 3 daughters who are OCS students.

 

Tami Soltow Tami Soltow is the 8th grade Science teacher at Odyssey and also serves as the Chairperson for the Science Department. Tami graduated from Rowan University with degrees in Biological Science and Secondary Education. While teaching, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener Law. Tami decided to return to her true passion, teaching, and was named the 2015 Red Clay Teacher of the Year, 2015 Delaware Law Teacher of the Year and awarded a Superstars in Education Award for her Dual Enrollment Distance Learning Class. She lives in Hockessin with her husband and two children, both of whom attend Odyssey.

 

Michael L. Kirifides, MS, PhD Dr. Michael L. Kirifides is an assistant professor in the Health Sciences Program of the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. He joined the Department of Health Sciences at Drexel University in 2008. His primary areas of instruction include Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology. Furthermore, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Physician Assistant graduate program of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2009. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where he taught graduate Physiology and Pharmacology in the Doctorate of Pharmacy program. In addition to instruction and course directing his professional responsibilities include course and curriculum development.
Dr. Kirifides he earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Drexel University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1984 and Master of Science in Gerontology Administration in 1989 from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Kirifides’ commitment to education includes advising the Health Science students in career planning and is an active member of the Careers Beyond the Bench committee for the Graduate Health Sciences Program of Drexel School of Medicine. He has also had the privilege to teach 7th & 8th grade Sunday school from 2003 to 2014 for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington Delaware.
Dr. Kirifides was born and raised in Delaware. His service to the community includes being a three (3) term Board Member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and two (2) term President of the American Hellenic Education Philanthropic Association (AHEPA) Chapter #95 in Wilmington, Delaware. Additionally, he served on the By-laws committee of the Chalfonte Civic Association and the By-laws committee to Odyssey Charter School.