Meet the ORVA Team - Oregon Virtual Academy

Meet the ORVA Team

They say it takes a village to raise a child — and we take our role in that to heart. We’re proud of our team of talented, passionate faculty, administrators, and staff. Every day they strive to make ORVA a safe, inclusive and collaborative environment for every student.

School Staff

Kathryn Alftine

High School Science/Electives

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(541) 294-1130

Michele Anderson

School Counselor (Students J-R)

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(541) 294 5931

Tyson Baker

2nd Grade Teacher

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(541) 435-4499

Renee Beck

School Counselor (Students A-I)

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(541) 751-5810

Kat Bierkens

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 294-0236

Michele Boom

1st Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-9405

Emily Borrego

Middle School Dean of Students & Instruction

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(541) 751-5021

Jaimie Brady

CTE & Work-Based Learning Specialist

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(541) 294-1631

Erin Brazel

Middle School PE Teacher

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(541) 736-6107

Jennifer Brazes

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 520-4846

Crosby Bromley

High School PE

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(541) 294-5672

Archie Buck

5th Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-5845

Kari Carter

Dual Credit & Math Specialist

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(541) 520-4238

Jennifer Cole

High School Special Education Teacher

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Katherine Corcoran

1st Grade Teacher

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(541) 751-3124

Jennifer Crim

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 294-2709

Kathryn Crowley

1st Grade Teacher

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(541) 435-4057

Shannon Curtin

Middle School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0327

Kyla Danos

High School Art

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(458) 710-0383

Marissa Dey

High School Science

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(541) 751-5976

Tena Dickinson

Middle School SpED Teacher

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Lloyd Dollar

High School English / Language Arts

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(458) 710-0392

Devon Dorn

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 972-1237

Mitchell Fessler

3rd Grade Teacher

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(458) 710-0325

Allyson Fisher

Middle School Health/PE

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(541) 294-0907

Jim Fitzgerald

High School Math Specialist

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(541) 517-3819

Kerry Foley

High School Principal

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(541) 751-5491

Karen Ganje

High School MTSS & Credit Recovery Specialist

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(541) 294-4301

Darcie Gay

High School Science

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(541) 808-7202

Janelle Getz

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(541) 751-3018

Jeanne Gifford-Ohnemus

Middle School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0846

Justyne Graham

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(458) 710-0790

Brenna Gross

Kindergarten Teacher & K-5 Systems Mentor

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(541) 556-5685

Erica Guest

Middle School Art

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(458) 710-0404

Amber Guest

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(541) 294-2647

Corrie Gustafson

High School Math

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(541) 751-5029

Nicolle Hansen

Elementary & Middle School Registrar (A-L)

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541 808 5783 ext 218

Elyse Hansen

High School Assistant Principal

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(541) 751-3006

Joyce Harrer

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 294-0815

Michael Hawkins

High School Dean of Instruction

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(541) 556-7366

Stephen Heibel

High School Science

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(541) 294-0802

Ken Howell

4th Grade Teacher

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(541) 972-0686

Karen Huhn

High School Math

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(541) 751-5267

Joseph Alvernaz III

High School Social Studies

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(541) 294-4815

Jason Isbell

High School Systems Mentor

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(541) 294-1101

Wanda Jackson

High School Electives

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(541) 294-5860

Madison Jackson

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 751-5950

Michael Jaycox

High School English / Language Arts

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(458) 710-0400

Emily Jerome

5th Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-0725

Kelly Jolley

Middle School / High School Bridge Teacher

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(541) 517-4635

Jebron Jones

High School Math

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(458) 710-0380

Caitlin Klenz

Middle School Principal

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(541) 294-0904

Tiffany Klugh

3rd Grade Teacher

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(458) 710-0317

Adam Leary

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(541) 305- 5083

Clare Leeper

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 435-4337

Natalie Lintner

High School Electives

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(541) 294-0021

Sarah Lishka

4th Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-9542

Tina Lowen

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(541) 751-5410

Lee Lynch

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(541) 435-8000

Paul Mannon

High School Business/IT

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(541) 751-5230

Sarah Manos

2nd Grade Teacher

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(541) 435-4078

Steven Marek

High School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0326

Andrea McAndrews

Middle School Health / PE

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(541) 808-5160

Medina Moes

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(541) 213-0013

Leanne Moll

Elementary Principal

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(541) 294-7077

Juel Morgan

Middle School Science

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(541) 294-0135

Krista Neal

High School Science

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(541) 294-0918

Margie Paulson

High School Student Engagement Specialist

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(541) 294-2647

Kathryn Pointer

K-5 Dean of Students & Instruction

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(503) 956-6609

Brandon Powell

5th Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-4201

Sabra Quimby

3rd Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-6307

Daniel Rainey

High School Math

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(458) 710-0829

Bonnie Raleigh

High School Health

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(541) 808-7284

Holly Reed

4th Grade Teacher

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(541) 808-7492

Emily Reno

High School Social Studies

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(541) 751-5166

Jane Rice

High School Math

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(541) 751-5022

Laura Rockwell

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0394

Krystle Rodriguez-Light

2nd Grade Teacher

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(541) 520-4372

Lindsey Rusher

Middle School Science

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(541) 435-4016

Christina Schiedler

High School Math

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(458) 710-0319

Taran Schwartz

Middle School Social Studies

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(458) 710-0403

Sarah Session

High School Special Education Teacher

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Raymond Severns

Middle School Math

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(458) 710-0408

Naomi Shen

School Counselor (Students S-Z)

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(541) 315-5409

Andrew Smiley

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(458) 710-0413

Becky Smith

5th Grade Teacher

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(458) 710-0382

Linda Stoll

4th Grade Teacher

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(458) 710-0324

Carole Ann Sturrock

High School English / Language Arts

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(541) 517-2837

Brandon Sundeen

High School Spanish

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(541) 554-1864

Nichoel Tatarek

High School Social Studies

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(541) 852-5653

Robert Tatarek

Middle School Social Studies

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(541) 294-9196

Tauna Tattam

High School Science / Electives

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(541) 751-5474

Robert Tatum

High School Manufacturing

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(458) 710-0323

Marcella Tell

High School Science

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(541) 294-5712

Leigh Terhaar

2nd Grade Teacher

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(541) 435-4498

Kristin Thompson

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(458) 710-0410

Jeremy Ting

Middle School Social Studies

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(541) 294-0836

Heidi Vogel

Middle School Teacher

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(541) 751-5515

Daniel Weinberg

Middle School Social Studies

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(458) 710-0381

Laura Wells

Middle School Math

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(541) 294-1296

Melissa Whitley

Middle School Math

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(458) 710-0407

Kristin Wilkinson

Elementary & Middle Registrar (M-Z)

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(541) 808-5783 ext 216

Naomi Woodburn

Middle School Math

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(458) 710-0397

Courtney Zietzke

High School Social Studies

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(458) 710-0405

Administrative Staff

Rachel Aldinger

Student Support Advisor

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(458) 710-0406

Michele Anderson

School Counselor (Students J-R)

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(541) 294 5931

Amy Baker

Student Support Advisor

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(541) 294-6762

Renee Beck

School Counselor (Students A-I)

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(541) 751-5810

Kat Bierkens

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 294-0236

Emily Borrego

Middle School Dean of Students & Instruction

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(541) 751-5021

Philip Burleson

Local Area Enrollment Specialist

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(541) 315-5027

Jennifer Cole

High School Special Education Teacher

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Shannon Curtin

Middle School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0327

Charissa Davis

MS/HS Program Specialist

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(541) 808-7844

Kimberly DeGifis

Assessment & Accountability Coordinator

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(458) 710-0318

Tena Dickinson

Middle School SpED Teacher

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Devon Dorn

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 972-1237

Raquel Espericueta

Related Services Coordinator

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(541) 852-5339

Bonnie Evenson

HS Program Specialist

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(541) 294-3787

Kerry Foley

High School Principal

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(541) 751-5491

Tiffany Folsom

Community Engagement Specialist, Lead Advisor

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(541) 294-0112

Karen Ganje

High School MTSS & Credit Recovery Specialist

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(541) 294-4301

Janelle Getz

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(541) 751-3018

Jeanne Gifford-Ohnemus

Middle School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0846

Shaina Gredvig

Student Support Advisor

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(541) 294-2757

Brenna Gross

Kindergarten Teacher & K-5 Systems Mentor

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(541) 556-5685

Brittney Hague

Student Attendance Specialist

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(541) 252-2326

Nicolle Hansen

Elementary & Middle School Registrar (A-L)

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541 808 5783 ext 218

Judy Hansen

High School Registrar

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(541) 751-3003 ext 214

Elyse Hansen

High School Assistant Principal

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(541) 751-3006

Joyce Harrer

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 294-0815

Hannah Hart

ES/MS Program Specialist

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(541) 294-7404

Michael Hawkins

High School Dean of Instruction

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(541) 556-7366

Jason Isbell

High School Systems Mentor

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(541) 294-1101

Caitlin Klenz

Middle School Principal

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(541) 294-0904

Melinda Kramer

Student Support Administrator

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(503) 505-0905

Elayne Law

English Learner Coordinator

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(458) 710-0412

Clare Leeper

High School Special Education Teacher

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(541) 435-4337

Sarah Lishka

4th Grade Teacher

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(541) 294-9542

Lee Lynch

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(541) 435-8000

Allison Manley

Student Support Advisor

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(503) 347-8155

Steven Marek

High School Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0326

Vanessa Martin

Special Programs Assistant

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(541) 751-3003 ext 208

Stephanie Martin

Operations Manager

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(541) 808-5783 ext 203

Medina Moes

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(541) 213-0013

Kelli Moffett

Transition Specialist

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(541) 294-0372

Leanne Moll

Elementary Principal

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(541) 294-7077

Kathryn Pointer

K-5 Dean of Students & Instruction

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(503) 956-6609

Ashley Ptaszynski

Student Activities Coordinator

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(541) 972-1682

Hallie Puncochar

Finance Manger

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(541) 294-1793

Laura Riessen

Secondary LifeSkills Teacher

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(541) 294-9265

Laura Rockwell

Elementary Special Education Teacher

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(458) 710-0394

Nichola Roensch

504 Coordinator

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(541) 751-5831

Sarah Session

High School Special Education Teacher

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Naomi Shen

School Counselor (Students S-Z)

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(541) 315-5409

Ashley Smithey

Director of Special Programs

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(541) 435-5158

Ranee Solmonsson

TAG Coordinator

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(541) 808-5053

Amber Stokes

Student Support Advisor

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(541) 435-4909

December Tueller

School Psychologist

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(541) 751-5714

Mariah Villa

Document Processor (A-L)

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541-751-8060 ext 206

Sherri Wheeler

HR Manager

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(541) 520-7806 ext 209

Christina Whitten

Document Processor (M-Z)

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(541) 808-5783 ext 205

Trisha Wick

Accounts Payable Specialist

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(541) 751-3003 ext 215

Kristin Wilkinson

Elementary & Middle Registrar (M-Z)

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(541) 808-5783 ext 216

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