Meet Our Team
Meet Our Elementary School Teachers
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.
Elementary School Teachers and Staff
Christi Boggs is an elementary ELL teacher 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 an ELL teacher, 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.
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.
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 math interventionist 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.
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 an elementary teacher 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 a special education teacher 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.