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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Engagement Specialist

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 | High School Engagement Specialist

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.

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.