Our Student Services Team

Meet Your Student Services Team!

Student Services Manager, Becky Thompson
Student Services Coordinator
, Katie Woodring
Guidance Counselor, Chris Hafer
Social Worker, Ashley Sees

Onboarding Coaches

Your OHDELA Onboarding Coaches will work with you in the beginning stages of your journey at OHDELA. Whether you are a returning student learning about updates and getting a refresher on our program or a new student learning the ins and outs of online learning. The onboarding coaches help students start the school year off strong by providing orientations and check-ins, and are available throughout the school year to ensure you and your student have all of the knowledge and skills you need to have a successful school experience.

Elementary Onboarding Coach, Alexandra Moore
Middle School Onboarding Coach, Mikyraa Kinnard
High School Onboarding Coach, Matt Patron

Engagement Coaches

Your Engagement Coaches will work with you throughout the school year. Their primary focus is student success at OHDELA.  They will help with the delivery of student services initiatives and provide interventions and support for student engagement, learning outcomes, and successful completion of grade- level.

K-2 Engagement Coach, Kaitlin Faulkner
3-5 Engagement Coach, Chiquita Bills
6th Grade Engagement Coach, Dion Stentz
7th Grade Engagement Coach, Jessica Peters
8th Grade Engagement Coach, Shelton Tufts
9th Grade A-K Engagement Coach, Torrance Craddieth
9th Grade L-Z Engagement Coach, Lea French
10th Grade A-L Engagement Coach, Eboni Crump
10th Grade M-Z Engagement Coach, Katie Woodring
11th Grade Engagement Coach, Jane Wagner
12th Grade & CCP Engagement Coach, Victoria Smith
Special Programs Engagement Coach, Mikyraa Kinnard

Attendance Support Specialist 

Your Attendance Support Specialist will assist families struggling with attendance to help problem-solve issues that you may be facing.

Attendance Support Specialist, TBD

Jane Wagner
11th Grade Engagement Coach

I’m excited to be an engagement coach here at OHDELA. I am a proud Akron University Zip! My passion is helping people achieve their dreams and I look forward to using my creativity to be there for OHDELA students. I enjoy music, painting, fashion, antiques, yoga, pilates, traveling and spending time with my daughter. Dreams don’t work unless you do!

Jessica Peters
7th Grade Engagement Coach

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The University of Akron. I have always enjoyed assisting youth in their education. I began my journey with OHDELA in the attendance department and now as an Engagement Coach. I enjoy the opportunity to be a part of the growth and academic career of students. One of my favorite hobbies is traveling and since I am a foodie trying new restaurants!

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”
~ Michelle Obama

Kaitlin Faulkner
K-2 Engagement Coach

I have my Bachelors in Communications from Kent State University and my Bachelors Plus in Early Childhood Education from Ashland University. I have a passion for doing my part in making a difference in each student's lives. I feel honored to be a part of OHDELA where I am able to see growth in student’s lives daily.

Shelton Tufts
8th Grade Engagement Coach

I am excited to be a part of OHDELA. For the past 6 years I have served in education. It is a joy for me to help motivate students achieve their goals. I have a Bachelors, and 2 Masters Degrees from Liberty University. I have a wife and 6 children. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and traveling. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom” – George Washington Carver

Eboni Crump
10th Grade A-L Engagement Coach

I graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Special Education and Cleveland State with a Masters in Education Administration. I have worked in education for over 16 years, and couldn't see myself in any other career. I have a passion for helping students, using technology, and finding solutions to help students succeed. I am dedicated to improving our educational systems to make learning meaningful and useful. I like that OHDELA uses many different forms of technology to interact and engage with students and their families. I am involved in many church ministries helping educate children and parents. I enjoy learning new things, spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Asia Lee Ryan

Bio Not Yet Available

Katie Woodring

Student Services Coordinator
10th Grade M-Z Engagement Coach

I graduated from Ashford University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education in 2016. I consider myself a lifelong learner and want to share my passion for learning with students. My favorite thing about working at OHDELA is helping families and students as they navigate through their educational journey. In my free time, I can be found reading a good book or spending time with my pets.

Mikyraa Kinnard M.Ed

Special Programs Engagement Coach

Being able to be a part of my students' educational journey is an honor and a privilege. To see a student grow from the beginning of the school year to the end is a joy. Seeing that drive inspires me everyday to continue to work hard for my students and their academic success. I have worked in different areas in education and one thing holds true is that the students are the driver in what I do. As an academic, I am here to be part of the team that is behind each and everyone of our students. 

Lea French

9th Grade L-Z Engagement Coach

Bio Not Yet Available

Allie Moore

Elementary Onboarding Coach

Hi I’m Allie Moore! I am the Elementary Orientation & Onboarding Coach 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!

Dion Stentz

6th Grade Engagement Coach

I graduated from Andrews University with a Masters' Degree in Community Counseling. I have a passion for helping others and seeing them succeed. My favorite thing about OHDELA is watching the gradual progression of academic success of the students. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and a good movie.

Torrance Craddieth

9th Grade A-K Engagement Coach

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

Onboarding Coach

I am thrilled to be starting my 13th year with the Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy. 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

12th Grade & CCP Engagement Coach

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

Chiquita Bills

3-5 Engagement Coach

Hello, my name is Chiquita Bills I am the grade K-2 academic advisor with OHDELA. 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

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