Coordinating an Odyssey of the Mind program is a labor of love. It calls for organization and a strong commitment to the Odyssey of the Mind philosophy that considers every child involved to be a winner. Good organization up front will keep things running smoothly all year.
This web site explains the role of the coordinator and offers suggestions for running a program effectively. PLEASE realize that the job of a coordinator, while very important, does not require an inordinate amount of time, but it does require commitment. Coordinators serve as a resource for teams, making sure that every coach and parent knows what to expect and when various items need to be completed. Mostly the job amounts to acquiring a school membership from the international Odyssey of the Mind organization, recruiting coaches, forming teams, distributing newsletters and other information, and ensuring that all of the school’s teams are registered on this website for the Regional Tournament by the deadline, usually in January.
Take some time to look through the information here, and if you have any questions, please contact our school coordinator liaisons.