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. 








"We don't call it distance-learning. We call it school."  MH

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.

  • Are data-savvy.

  • 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.


Mission Statement:  

  • “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.”

Vision Statement:  

  • “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."

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Who we are (1-pager). 


ORVA Board Members:

  - Barry Jahn, Board chair

  - Maryjean (MJ) Sandall, Vice Chair
  - Myk Herndon, Treasurer
  - Paul Tannahill, Secretary
  - Franklin Roberts
  - Megan Trow

  - Steven Isaacs

  Board Member Resumes   



Our Administrative Team:

  - Melissa Hausmann, Executive Director      

  - Jamie Stiles Our new ED (effective 7/1/21) 

  - Kerry Folley, Principal (HS 9-12)

  - MS (TBA for the 2021-2 school year) 

  - Chelsea Gill, Principal (K-5)

  - Mindy Kramer, Student Support Admin

  - Ashley Smithey, Director Special Programs

ORVenture --- get-togethers
Guest Speaker, 2020 Graduation
Myk Herndon, ORVA Board