Community Family Advisors
STUDENT SUPPORT ADMINISTRATORS
Cady Looper is the Student Support Administrator for OVCA and ISOK. Cady graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. She has spent over 16 years working in education. She joined K12 in 2010 and taught elementary for 5 years before transitioning to lead the Student Support Services team (made up of CFAs) in 2015.
The SSS team mission is: Families choose us- we also choose them. We engage, motivate and inspire every student, every day.
MaKinzie Spence is the Student Support Assistant Administrator. She has been with K12 since 2018, and has been in the education field for over 6 years collectively. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Speech Pathology from OSU and a Master's of Education in Special Education from UCO.
LEAD COMMUNITY FAMILY ADVISOR
Shauna Irvin is currently serving as the Lead Community Family Advisor. Her journey with K12 first 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, & manager of a small family business. She has worked as an Enrollment Support Specialist and a Family Academic Support Liaison with K12.
COMMUNITY FAMILY ADVISORS
Stevie Baker is a Community Family Adviser for the Weatherford area community. She brings more than 10 years’ experience in the teaching, working with families of all backgrounds, and childhood development. Stevie attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University studying Early Childhood Education.
Lindsey Baldwin is a Community Family Advisor who joined the team in 2018. She has worked in education for over 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 is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in July 2018. She worked as a social worker for almost 20 years before joining the team. Mrs. Barton has a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Relations.
Lisa Benn is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in 2014. Lisa came to K12 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 is a Community Family Advisor who started with OVCA/ISOK in 2019. She absolutely loves seeing kids grow and always being here to help them.
Donnett Caywood is a Community Family Advisor and lives in Muskogee. She is the mother of 3 beautiful children and a new grandmother of two and one on the way! She loves summer time activities, especially spending time at the lake with her family. She is new to K12 this year and is loving it! Her oldest daughter is also a new Counselor with K12 this year. Ms. Caywood has worked in school settings in different capacities for many years and has also worked with Juvenile Services for over 12 years. Her favorite part of all her work was and is helping kids!
Virginia Clark is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Studies with a concentration in Community Outreach from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and is a Certified Family Life Educator. She has worked in early intervention and special education for 7+ years and has also served families as a birth doula.
Lindsey Colwell joined the Community Family Adviser team because she has a passion to assist in families and their students feeling like their voices are heard and they have someone in their corner. Lindsey has worked in teacher support roles since 2010 in a wide variety of roles. She has worked one on one with special needs students, provided student support to grade level teachers, and helped run public school library programs. She has an Associates in Arts.
Erika DeLuca is a Community Family Advisor for the Norman Area who joined K12 in 2011. Erika DeLuca is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma… BOOMER SOONER! Ms. DeLuca has a Master’s degree in Human Relations along with a B.A. in Sociology and Business. She is also a Certified Teacher for Early Childhood, Elementary, Sociology, Psychology, and Social Studies. Ms. DeLuca taught for six years prior to becoming a Community Family Advisor for ISOK/OVCA. The perfect day for Ms. DeLuca would be playing football on the beach with her sons, Tyler and Michael Giovanni, and her doggies.
Lori Egnor is a Community Family Advisor with OVCA and ISOK and has been with K12 since they came to Oklahoma in 2009. Lori has a background in nursing and has worn many hats since working for K12 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 helping other by helping with research for the cause. She is currently working on a degree for Cancer Information Management while working full time as a Community Family Advisor.
Sonia Gaytan is a Community Family Advisor who joined K12 September 2018. She enjoys helping families achieve their educational goals. She is also able to assist families in Spanish.
Jamy Hamilton started as a Community Family Advisor in August 2020. She studied Organizational Communication and Leadership at 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 has loved her role of CFA and continues to learn each day by working with the awesome students in her community!
Shelli Harris-Ketchum is a Community Family Advisor a Community Family Advisor who joined the team in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Applied Technology, and a Master's 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 Comp/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 is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in 2014. She previously worked in childcare for 6 years and graduated from Rose State College with an Associate's Degree.
Amber Knoll is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in the fall of 2018. She has worked in Education for 9 years with 2.5 of those years being at K12. Amber has 10 years of experience in Fundraising, Merchandising and Management. She enjoys spending time with her family traveling, hiking and exploring.
Heather Martin is a Community Family Advisor who started with K12 in 2020. Previously, she taught PreK. She loves helping people and want others to succeed, so the CFA role seemed like a natural fit to help families through these uncertain times, virtually, instead of face to face. Heather has a Bachelor of Science in Family Relations & Child Development from Oklahoma State University.
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 6 years in Childrens Ministry as an Assistant Childrens Director. She has backgrounds in home childcare and in the medical field.
Raedean Rafferty is a Community Family Advisor in the northeast part of Oklahoma and has been with K12 for over 10 years.
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. Mrs. Rafferty taught MS Life Science in NC and MS Science in Virginia. Mrs. Rafferty is a military spouse and has served as a volunteer in each military community she has lived in for 25 years.
Cristina Riggins started as a Community Family Advisor in 2020, and has 3 years in education overall. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Dena Roberson has been a Community Family Advisor since 2018. Previously, she taught for 15 years. She has a bachelor's in Education from USAO.
Jennifer Sabedra is a Community Family Advisor, serving students and their families in the northwest part of the state since 2019. She graduated from NWOSU (Alva) in 1998 with a bachelor's in Psychology. Although fairly new to education, Jennifer has enjoyed working with children her entire career.
Amy Sisco is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in 2020. She discovered a love for education while leading a Tinkergarden class for 2 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 degree from Oklahoma State Institute of Technology in Applied Science/ Visual Communications which she used to travel the world and capture it through Photography.
Patricia Sanders is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in 2014. Ms. Sanders brings over 10 years’ experience in Education. Ms. Sanders earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business, concentration in Accounting from American Intercontinental University.
Elizabeth "Bizzy" Swisher started with K12 as a Community Family Advisor in 2020. She graduated from OU 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 is a Community Family Advisor in the Tulsa area. This is her first year at OVCA and ISOK schools. She has three years of teaching experience at a private school. She has over 18 years’ experience in coaching and training teams in a corporate environment.
Evan Warren is a Community Family Advisor who joined the K12 team in 2020. Evan earned a bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Sharity Watts is a 2008 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in secondary science education. After earning her bachelor's degree, she began teaching in Mustang, Oklahoma where she taught 9th grade Biology for four years before joining the OVCA staff in Fall 2012. She earned her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Nazarene University in December 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 the Fall of 2018 and is excited to work with both ISOK and OVCA, grades K-12!