Our Passionate Advisors

Academic Advisors

Here at OHDELA, we assign every student to an Academic Advisor to help them every step of the way. Our advisors not only assign classes to each student, but also stay in communication during the year to provide assistance in many ways.  Below are the advisor telephone numbers. If you have any questions or concerns, start with them and we will be happy to help you!


Taylor Cunningham
Middle School Grades 6 – 8
330 – 754 – 1317

I’ve always loved to learn and realized I loved teaching and conversing with others when I was just a kid. I enjoyed spending time reading between the lines of books with my younger brother and talking about the ideas we would find in the text. Now, I enjoy using this love for learning to understand and relate to those from many different backgrounds that we serve here at OHDELA. Being a middle school academic advisor here has really allowed me to grow my sense of self, deepen my curiosities, and expand my relationship with our community.

Ashley Sees
10th Grade
330 – 915 – 4903

Hi Everyone! I am Ashley Sees the 10th grade academic advisor! I just graduated in May 2018 from the University of Toledo. I love working out, drinking coffee, and hanging out with my friends / family! OHDELA has taught me so much so far, and I look forward to working with some of you!

Allie Moore
Kindergarten through 4th Grade
330 – 595 – 4243

Hi I’m Allie Moore! I am the K-3rd grade Academic Advisor at OHDELA. I graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s in Educational Studies and minor in Non-Profit Studies. My favorite part of working at OHDELA is advocating for the students and their families. I firmly believe parents/guardians are the most important part of their child’s OHDELA journey. I am excited to help make that possible!

Tessa Engelhart
Middle School Grades 6 – 8
330 – 752 – 7742

Hello! I am Tessa Engelhart – the Middle School Advisor! My background is global communication and education. OHDELA gives me the unique opportunity to encourage students to look at the world differently. I love watching them blossom into their own ideas and grow not only academically, but personally. I encourage my students to do what is right, not what is easy, and to always choose joy.

Torrance Craddieth
9th Grade A – M
330 – 614 – 7090

Today is the day where you define what your tomorrow will bring. It is up to you and only you to make a decision to work harder, become a leader, accomplish your highest goals and reach your highest potential. What you accomplish today will define your tomorrow, your future and the world around you. Take pride in what you learn, for that knowledge will bring you success, fulfillment and character that no one can ever take away from you.

Matt Patron
9th Grade N – Z
330 – 362 – 8170

I am thrilled to be starting my 13th year with the Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy as an academic advisor. My true passions are teaching myself to utilize new technologies and developing positive relationships with students. In my spare time, I make films, build Lego with my two children; Mia and Danny, and wrestle things out of my puppy’s mouth that he should not have. I look forward to the next chapter in my OHDELA career!

Victoria Smith
11th and High School ESS
330 – 362 – 8273

Working with students at OHDELA has been an inspiration every day. The fuel for education that students have is contagious. They have made the job as Academic Advisor truly awarding. Each student has inspired me to be a better person in many different ways. Their stories and struggles have made me work even harder to lead them to the best future that they could have.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” –Malcolm X

Elyse Zelasko
12th Grade and College Credit Plus
330 – 362 – 8131

OHDELA is a great place for your or your student to attend school! We work with to customize an educational plan that best fits your needs and future goals! I am here to talk about the College Credit Plus Program, Dual Enrollment with a Career Center/JVS or just to go over your course requirements and class selection. We look forward to working with you this school year and if you have any questions at all please contact me!

Michael Asente
Lead Academic Advisor and Family Advocate
330 – 362 – 8171

My name is Michael Asente and I serve as the Lead Academic Advisor and Family Advocate at OHDELA. It’s an honor to lead such a talented and dedicated team of educators whose sole mission is to be of service to our students and their families. We are consistently striving, each day, to make OHDELA the premiere online academy of Ohio. Whatever myself or any member of our team can do to enrich your experience please don't ever hesitate to ask.

Chiquita Bills
4th and 5th Grade / Elementary and Middle School ESS
330 – 362 – 8134

4th and 5th Grade / Elementary and Middle School ESS
Hello, my name is Chiquita Bills I am the 4-5 grade Academic Advisor with OHDELA. I have worked at OHDELA for 6 years. I graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. I enjoy communicating with parents and watching the students develop a passion for learning. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” (Malcolm X).