Meet our team
Meet Our Community Family Advisors
Cady Looper | Student Support Administrator
Cady Looper is the student support administrator for Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) and Insight School of Oklahoma (ISOK). Cady graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has spent more than 16 years in education. She joined OVCA in 2010 and taught elementary school students for five years before transitioning to lead the student support services team (made up of community family advisors) in 2015. The team mission is: Families choose us—we also choose them. We engage, motivate, and inspire every student, every day.
MaKinzie Spence | Student Support Administrator
MaKinzie Spence is the student support assistant administrator. She has been with OVCA since 2018 and has been in the education field for more than six years. She has a Bachelor of Science in speech pathology from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Education in special education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Shauna Irvin | Lead Community Family Advisor
Shauna Irvin is currently serving as the lead community family advisor. Her journey with OVCA began in 2010 as a Learning Coach and then in 2011 as an employee. Prior to that she was a stay-at-home-mom, home educator, and manager of a small family business. She has worked as an enrollment support specialist and a family academic support liaison with Stride K12.
Stevie Baker | Community Family Advisor
Stevie Baker is a community family advisor for the Weatherford area community. She brings more than 10 years of experience in teaching, working with families of all backgrounds, and childhood development. Stevie attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and studied early childhood education.
Lindsey Baldwin | Community Family Advisor
Lindsey Baldwin joined the team in 2018. She has worked in education for more than 10 years. Working with students is truly her passion. She has a daughter who attends OVCA as a kindergartner and she absolutely loves it!
Lonnie Barton | Community Family Advisor
Lonnie Barton joined the team in July 2018. She worked as a social worker for almost 20 years before joining the team. Lonnie has a bachelor's degree in communication relations.
Lisa Benn | Community Family Advisor
Lisa Benn joined the team in 2014 from the business world where she was an office manager for 20 years. Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Lisa worked with the Boy Scouts of America for 24 years.
Destiney Binghom | Community Family Advisor
Destiney Binghom started with OVCA and ISOK in 2019. She absolutely loves seeing kids grow and always being here to help them.
Donnett Caywood | Community Family Advisor
Donnett Caywood lives in Muskogee. She is the mother of three beautiful children and is a new grandmother of two and one on the way! She loves summertime activities, especially spending time at the lake with her family. She is new to OVCA this year and is loving it! Her oldest daughter is also a new counselor this year. Donnett has worked in school settings in different capacities for many years and has also worked with juvenile services for more than 12 years. Her favorite part of her work is helping kids!
Virginia Clark | Community Family Advisor
Virginia Clark joined the team in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in child and family studies with a concentration in community outreach from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and she is a certified family life educator. She has worked in early intervention and special education for more than seven years and has also served families as a birth doula.
Lindsey Colwell | Community Family Advisor
Lindsey Colwell joined the advisory team because she has a passion to help families and students feel like their voices are heard and that they have someone in their corner. Lindsey has worked in a variety of teacher support roles since 2010. She has worked one-to-one with special needs students, provided student support to grade level teachers, and helped run public school library programs. She has an Associate in Arts.
Erika DeLuca | Community Family Advisor
Erika DeLuca is a community family advisor for the Norman area. Erika joined the team in 2011 and is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma. (BOOMER SOONER!) Erika has a master’s degree in human relations along with a BA in sociology and business. She is also a certified teacher for early childhood, elementary, sociology, psychology, and social studies. She taught for six years prior to becoming a community family advisor. Her perfect day would be playing football on the beach with her sons, Tyler and Michael Giovanni, and her doggies.
Lori Egnor | Community Family Advisor
Lori Egnor been with the advisory team since 2009. Lori has a background in nursing and has worn many other hats, such as registrar, operations manager, high school advisor lead, and community family advisor. She is the spouse of a cancer survivor and is passionate about supporting research for its cause. She is currently working on a degree for cancer information management while working full-time as a community family advisor.
Sonia Gaytan | Community Family Advisor
Sonia Gaytan joined the team in September 2018. She enjoys helping families achieve their educational goals. She is also able to assist families in Spanish.
Jamy Hamilton | Community Family Advisor
Jamy Hamilton started as a community family advisor in August 2020. She studied organizational communication and leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma. She lives in Edmond and enjoys crafting and board games. She is also a dance teacher and enjoys working with students of all ages. She loves her advisory role and continues to learn each day by working with the awesome students in her community!
Shelli Harris-Ketchum | Community Family Advisor
Shelli Harris-Ketchum joined the team in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Applied Technology, and a Master of Legal Studies of Indigenous Peoples Law. She has a varied work background. She has been a health data analyst, an oil/gas data analyst, a human resource communications coordinator, training coordinator, a worker's compensation-general liability adjuster, an escalations lead, a dispatcher, and currently a volunteer tribal judge. She is always looking for the greater good and to make this world a better place. There is nothing so broken that a little love can't fix.
Brittany Kegin | Community Family Advisor
Brittany Kegin joined the team in 2014. She previously worked in childcare for six years and graduated from Rose State College with an associate's degree.
Amber Knoll | Community Family Advisor
Amber Knoll joined the team in the fall of 2018. She has worked in education for nine years. Amber has 10 years of experience in fundraising, merchandising, and management. She enjoys spending time with her family traveling, hiking, and exploring.
Heather Martin | Community Family Advisor
Heather Martin started with the team in 2020. Previously, she taught pre-K. She loves helping people and wants others to succeed. The community family advisor role seemed like a natural fit to help families through uncertain times. Heather has a Bachelor of Science in family relations and child development from Oklahoma State University.
Amanda Noreuil | Community Family Advisor
Amanda Noreuil serves the Yukon area as a community family advisor. She began in 2019 on the student support services team. Previously, she worked for six years in children's ministry as an assistant children's director. She has a background in home childcare and in the medical field.
Raedean Rafferty | Community Family Advisor
Raedean Rafferty is a community family advisor in the northeast part of Oklahoma and has been with the team for more than 10 years.
Tracey Rafferty | Community Family Advisor
Tracey Rafferty is a community family advisor for the Fort Sill/Lawton area. She earned a BS in biology and an AS in respiratory therapy. Tracey taught middle school life science in North Carolina and middle school science in Virginia. She is a military spouse and has served as a volunteer in each military community she has lived in for 25 years.
Cristina Riggins | Community Family Advisor
Cristina Riggins started as a community family advisor in 2020 and has three years in education. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Dena Roberson | Community Family Advisor
Dena Roberson has been a community family advisor since 2018. Previously, she taught for 15 years. She has a bachelor's degree in education from University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Jennifer Sabedra | Community Family Advisor
Jennifer Sabedra has served students and their families in the northwest part of Oklahoma since 2019. She graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Alva in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Although fairly new to education, Jennifer has enjoyed working with children her entire career.
Amy Sisco | Community Family Advisor
Amy Sisco joined the team in 2020. She discovered a love for education while leading a Tinkergarden class for two years. The magic that happens when children develop a love for learning is something she wants to be a part of for many years to come. Amy has an associate's degree from Oklahoma State Institute of Technology in applied science-visual communications, which she used in her photography while traveling the world.
Patricia Sanders | Community Family Advisor
Patricia Sanders joined the team in 2014. Patricia brings more than 10 years of experience in education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accounting from American Intercontinental University.
Elizabeth "Bizzy" Swisher | Community Family Advisor
Elizabeth "Bizzy" Swisher started as a community family advisor in 2020. She graduated from Oklahoma University and started teaching at Lee Elementary. She taught pre-K, 1st grade, and 3rd grade, and loved every grade. During her free time, she trains in martial arts and has a love for yoga.
Dawn Waite | Community Family Advisor
Dawn Waite is a community family advisor in the Tulsa area. This is her first year at OVCA. She has three years of teaching experience at a private school and more than 18 years of experience in coaching and training teams in a corporate environment.
Evan Warren | Community Family Advisor
Evan Warren joined the team in 2020. Evan earned a bachelor's degree in child and family studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Sharity Watts | Community Family Advisor
Sharity Watts is a 2008 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in secondary science education. She taught 9th grade biology in Mustang, Oklahoma, for four years before joining OVCA in 2012. She earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Southern Nazarene University in 2011. Her certifications include the biological sciences and physical science. She transitioned from teaching high school science to the role of community family advisor in 2018 and is excited to work with ISOK and OVCA, grades K–12!