Meet Our Team

Meet Our Middle School Teachers

Middle School Teachers and Staff

Meagan Kieslich

Meagan is a 7th grade teacher who joined the team in 2018. She has more than 10 years of experience in education. Meagan earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Northeastern State University.

Pamela Morgan

Pamela is an 8th grade Social Studies teacher who joined the team in 2018. She brings more than 18 years of experience in education, higher education, and community service. Pam earned a BA in education from Northeastern State University specializing in language arts and history. She holds certificates in elementary education, grades 6–8 language arts, and 6–8 social studies.

Cindy Mullins

Cindy graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in early education and middle school social studies, and she holds a master’s degree in teaching and educational leadership. This is her eighth year with OVCA. She is currently teaching 8th grade American history. Before coming to the virtual world, she taught 21 years in Oklahoma brick-and-mortar schools.

Amanda Schmidt

Amanda is the OVCA middle school Spanish and physical education teacher. She has been with OVCA since 2014 and taught 2nd grade for several years prior. She earned an early education degree from East Central University in 2008. She then studied Spanish for a year abroad in Costa Rica and added a Spanish teaching endorsement (preK–12th grade) to her teaching certificate upon her return.

Jessica Smith

Jessica is the 6th grade middle school math teacher for OVCA. She has been teaching since 2001. She taught math at Western Heights Middle School for two years, then took a year off when she had her first baby. She ended up at Riverside Elementary and taught ELA for 14 years before leaving brick-and-mortar schools for OVCA. She received her national board certification as well.

Patience Newsom

Patience is a middle school science teacher. She has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Oklahoma. She has been with OVCA since 2015.