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Ashley Chismark

Social Worker

Hello my name is Ashley Chismark and I’m excited to join the Odyssey team as the new school social worker.  This is my 14th year as a school social worker and most of my time has been serving students in the south suburbs of Chicago.  I’ve worked at alternative/continuation high schools, public high schools, charter high schools and I’m lucky enough to have landed at Odyssey.  I’m excited to be apart of the scholar-centered approach of Odyssey STEM Academy and excited to bring in more mental health supports to our scholars.  In my free-time I enjoy running, hiking, exploring new cities in my travels, and visiting family. 




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Daniel Leyva


Daniel was born and raised in Los Angeles and would not want to live anywhere else… at this time. He obtained a BA in History from UCLA.  After a short sabbatical, he returned to graduate school at Loyola Marymount University to complete a MA in School Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Service credential to focus his efforts in guiding and supporting K-12 students and their families.  

Daniel has lived in the Lakewood/Long Beach area for over 10 years and it is here where he has decided to put down new roots.  When not working, Daniel would like to do nothing else but travel and eat the variety of foods the world has to offer.  It is this same hunger for travel that Daniel, and his partner, hope to instill in their two little girls.  Other hobbies include hiking, woodwork, and napping. 



Rosa Aguayo
Administrative Assistant 
Rosa Aguayo was born and raised in Paramount, CA. I have 3 amazing kids of my own, a husband and a dog!  On my spare time I love to sing and dance, I love to vacation with my family, and I love to shop (seems to help with stress)! Working at Odyssey has been a great experience and really enjoy building relationships with our scholars and families and I am here to help our Odyssey Families!



Sandra Leon
Data Technician


  Sandra was born and raised in Long Beach, Ca. She graduated from Millikan High school, and is currently attending Cerritos College, working towards getting her Psychology and criminal justice degree. Sandra really enjoys helping and working with our scholars and their families. She currently lives in Long Beach with her husband and two dogs Sophie and Lobo. In her spare time she likes traveling, hiking, dancing, reading books, playing video games, and spending time with her family