Education is for improving the lives of others and for

leaving your community and world better than you found it.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12


Head of School

Mr. Tim Oditt joined Ascension Academy in the summer of 2020 as the Head of School. He and his family are thrilled to become a part of the Ascension Academy community and for the chance to be back in west Texas after serving as the Head of School at Grand River Academy in northeast Ohio. 


Mr. Oditt’s career in independent school education began at the Canterbury Episcopal School in Dallas where he served as a basketball coach. From there, he moved across the country to Virginia where he joined Hargrave Military Academy. While at Hargrave, Mr. Oditt taught World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, served as a Student Advisor, worked in Residential Life and coached the varsity basketball team for eight years. His time in the classroom ended and Mr. Oditt moved into administration as an Athletic Director for four years and finally as the Assistant Head of School for four years. 


Mr. Oditt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in History and received his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. Before graduating college, he served four years in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division. 


Tim has been married for over 20 years to Jennifer, who is a fellow educator. They have two children, Julianna, who is attending Miami (OH) University and Miles, who is attending Ascension Academy as a 7th grader. 

Email: toditt@ascensionacademy.org

Founded in 2000, Ascension Academy is Amarillo's only college preparatory school providing an education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize
the potential of every student. 

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(806) 342 - 0515


9301 Ascension Parkway

Amarillo, Texas 79119

Mailing Address:

PO Box 50729

Amarillo, Texas 79159-0729