Meet our team
Meet Our Elementary School Teachers
Karin Campbell taught in a brick-and-mortar setting for four years in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Northeastern State University. She is also certified in early childhood education. This is her eighth year with Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA). She serves as the OVCA elementary assistant principal.
Jessica Bryant has taught 1st grade reading at OVCA for five years and brings more than eight years' experience in education. Jessica earned her early childhood education degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She will serve as a lead teacher for grades K–2 this year, working with students, families, and teachers to encourage growth and aid families in the transition to virtual school.
Julie Pfister has taught at OVCA for 10 years. Before joining OVCA, she taught for nine years in brick-and-mortar schools in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Palm Desert, California. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Kansas. She will serve as a lead teacher for grades 3–5 this year, working with students, families, and teachers to encourage growth and aid families in the transition to virtual school. She and her husband EJ, daughter Janie, and son Jack, live in Edmond. In her free time, she loves to travel, spend time with family, and watch her kids play sports.
Elementary School Teachers and Staff
Christi Boggs is a 3rd–5th grade reading interventionist at OVCA. She joined the team in 2018 with 24 years of teaching experience. She earned a BA and MA in elementary education, and holds certifications in early childhood, elementary, and math. She has been a national board certified teacher for 14 years.
Stacy Buck is a math interventionist for grades 3–5, and she began teaching for OVCA in January of 2014. She is a Northeastern State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in elementary and early childhood education and a minor in psychology. She has taught for 25 years, 19 of which were in brick-and-mortar settings, for grades 1–2 and 4–6. This is her fifth year with OVCA. Stacy lives in Perkins with her husband, Bobby. In her spare time, she loves to travel and fish.
Krissi Duff is a 5th grade ELA teacher who joined the team in 2017. She brings 11 years of experience in education from both Texas and Oklahoma. Krissi earned a BS in education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds certificates in elementary education along with early childhood education and mild-moderate disabilities.
Jessica Hopkins is a 3rd and 4th grade teacher who joined the team in 2018. She has been teaching in Oklahoma for four years. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Oklahoma City University, a master's degree in education from Oklahoma State University and she holds a certificate in elementary education. She previously taught 4th grade for Skiatook Public Schools.
Amy Lewellen is a 5th grade math and reading teacher. She is a new team member who joined us in late August 2018. She has been involved in education for 25 years including working for the University of Oklahoma as well as teaching in both inner city and rural school districts. Amy earned a BS in elementary education from the University of Central Oklahoma and holds a certificate in elementary education.
Emily Marks is a 3rd grade reading teacher, and this is her first year with OVCA. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 with her bachelor's degree in youth ministry. She earned her teaching certificate through Teach for America in 2017. She has been a 4th and 5th grade teacher for three years in a brick-and-mortar school. She currently lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with her husband and two sweet dogs, Hawley and Kayden. In her spare time, Emily enjoys camping, hiking, reading, playing guitar, crocheting, and spending time with her husband and pups.
Christina McBride is a 1st grade reading teacher who joined the team in 2018. This is her 10th year in education. She earned a BA in elementary education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds certificates in early childhood and elementary.
Jera McCann is a kindergarten teacher who joined the team in 2018. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood studies from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012, and she has worked with early learners for more than six years. Her classroom is a safe, comfortable place where students can make mistakes, grow, and learn together.
Katy McLain is a 3rd–5th grade math interventionist who joined the team in 2018. She has seven years of teaching experience in private and public education. She has taught grades 3–6. Katy earned a degree in elementary education from Oklahoma State University, and she is working towards a master's degree in educational administration from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Kelly Pruett is a Northeastern State University graduate with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Before coming to OVCA, she taught in the brick-and-mortar setting for nine years, teaching grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. She has one son, Rhys. She is excited to start her third year of teaching in the virtual world and helping students and families gain a love for lifelong learning. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, watching her son play sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Ratzloff is a 3rd grade math teacher who joined the team in 2016. She brings more than 14 years of experience. Jennifer taught special education previously. She earned an AS in early childhood from Conner's State College, BS in special education from Northeastern University, and MA in elementary education from Jones International University. Jennifer holds a certificate in elementary education.
Teri Reeves is a 4th grade math teacher, and this is her first year at OVCA. Before returning to teaching, Teri had spent the last nine years being a stay-at-home mom to three amazing little boys. Prior to entering the parenting world, she taught one year of 4th grade and five years as a 9th grade algebra teacher. She earned her BA in elementary education from Oklahoma State University.
Kimberly Ring is a 4th grade teacher who joined the team in 2015. Kimberly earned a BA in elementary education in 2010 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and a MA in educational leadership in 2015 from American College of Education. She is certified in elementary education and is working on earning her Oklahoma principal certification.
Kelley Winsett is a 2nd grade teacher who joined the team in 2016. She brings more than 18 years of experience in education. She has been a reading coach, a grant coordinator, and has taught grades 1–4. Kelley earned a BA in elementary education and an MS in educational leadership from Oklahoma State University.
Shari Winters is a reading interventionist who joined the team in 2018. She brings more than twelve years of experience in education. She has specifically focused on reading instruction for nine of those years. Shari earned a BS in human development and family studies and a MA in elementary education from Texas Tech University. She holds certificates in early childhood and elementary education. Shari taught 3rd and 5th grade in the Ada Public School System. She also taught reading in grades 3–4 at Stonewall Public School.
Kayla Zelnicek is the K–2 reading interventionist at OVCA. She joined the team in 2015 and worked with kindergarten and first grade students. She is currently working on her master's degree as a reading specialist. Kayla is currently certified to teach early childhood learners.