The ORVA school board will model and maintain a culture of integrity that demonstrates a mindfulness of the wellbeing of everyone in attitudes, communications, choices and actions that are respectful, self-controlled, and compassionate.
Effective School Boards
Commit to a vision of high expectations for student achievement.
Have strong shared beliefs and values about students’ ability to learn and of the system and its ability to teach all children at high levels.
Are accountability driven.
Have a collaborative relationship with staff and the community.
Align and sustain resources to meet our school goals.
Lead as a united team with the Executive Director.
Take part in team development and training.
“The Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA) is a public, online charter school whose mission is to provide a safe, supportive, inclusive, and collaborative environment which fosters growth and learning.”
“At Oregon Virtual Academy our primary aim is to create an effective, personalized, innovative learning environment for each student.
We meet the needs of all students by providing opportunities to be successful with their learning and growth. Our school community supports students in becoming independent, successful individuals, preparing them for the next step in their educational and life journeys."
ORVA Board Members:
- Barry Jahn, Board chair
- Bryan Hatzenbihler, Vice Chair
- Myk Herndon, Treasurer
- Paul Tannahill, Secretary
- Franklin Roberts
- Megan Trow
- Maryjean (MJ) Sandall
- Board Member Resumes
Our Administrative Team:
- Nich Sutherland, Executive Director
- Melissa Hausman, Academic Admin, supervising as Secondary Admin
- Chelsea Gill, Elementary Admin
- Jamie Stiles, Principal (MS)
- Mindy Kramer, Student Support Admin
- Ashley Smithey, Director Special Programs