Teacher Support

Online learning is most effective when delivered by teachers experienced in their subject matter.  At IVLA our teachers are certified in the subject or grade levels they teach and are dedicated to your student’s success.

Given the current complexity and sophistication of online learning systems, receiving input from an experienced and well-trained “human” teacher is invaluable. At IVLA, our students submit their completed coursework to trained and certified educators for grading, which is a tremendous benefit to our students. Our Teachers are trained to identify areas where our students need help, and having identified these areas of concern, our Teachers then work with the student to achieve success in these areas. IVLA Teachers are well-trained in our various curriculums and courseware, which allows them to work with our families and students to identify the best lessons, activities, and/or videos to create the ideal educational experience. By requiring teacher-graded coursework, IVLA ensures that the learning experience will be authentic while also providing an extra layer of accountability and educational expertise.

While IVLA students have the freedom to learn virtually from any location, it’s reassuring to know that IVLA’s certified Teachers are passionate about providing students with constructive feedback, individualized learning, and additional online support and tools. IVLA families and students can access their gradebook anytime online, and our Teachers provide a grade report at the end of each class.

IVLA Teachers pride themselves on getting to know their students and families so they can provide the best possible customized and flexible educational experience.

Our Teachers:

  • Grade submitted assignments in a timely manner with effective and supportive feedback

  • Provide live sessions to help students grasp learning material in real time

  • Provide additional online learning tools such as personalized teaching videos and demonstrations

  • Provide certified training and expertise in various subject matter

Meet Our Teachers

At IVLA we not only pride ourselves on providing the best curriculum choices for our families, but we also have a fantastic staff!  Our certified teachers are all experienced professionals who are highly qualified in their content areas. We are privileged to have them on our team!

Joshua Allen

It is an honor to be teaching high school French and Spanish with International Virtual Learning Academy. I love learning foreign languages and traveling. [...]

Heather Boyd

Hello, my name is Heather Boyd.  I live in England with my husband and two daughters.  I was born and raised in Illinois [...]

Maria Canterbury

Hello! My name is Maria Canterbury and I am excited to be a part of the IVLA team. I am a math teacher [...]

Kisha Crawford

Hello from the state of Smiling Faces. Beautiful places. My name is Kisha Crawford; I live in a small town in South Carolina.  [...]

Jessica Durr

Hello! My name is Jessica Durr and I live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. I earned my MA in secondary education from [...]

Brittney Follansbee

My name is Brittney Follansbee, and I live in Southern California. I am married and have 3 children. They keep me very busy [...]

Bethanie Frank

Hi, I’m Bethanie Frank! I am originally from Kansas City, but now I live in Oklahoma with my husband and my daughter who [...]

Staci Fuller

Hello, my name is Staci Fuller. I am excited to join the IVLA team as a Success Coach & Science/Social Studies Middle School [...]

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Sarah Garcia

Aloha! My name is Sarah Garcia and I am excited to join the IVLA team as a middle school social studies teacher and [...]

Dr. Marina Rivera Gillmore

Hi! My name is Marina Gillmore, and I live in the beautiful mountains of Southern California. I work as a high school English teacher [...]

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Michelle Harris

Hello! My name is Michelle Harris. I am a certified teacher with over 16 years of in-class as well as online teaching experience.  [...]

Austin Hedden

My name is Austin Hedden and I am one of the science teachers here at IVLA. Along with teaching for IVLA, I also [...]

Nicole Hedden

Hello! My name is Nicole Hedden and I live in the beautiful mountains of Hayesville, North Carolina with my husband and our spoiled [...]

Teri Helton

Hi! My name is Teri Helton and I live in Fresno, California. I am married and we have two young children; a set [...]

Allison Halstead

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Allison Halstead and I am a lead teacher, success coach and high school English teacher for IVLA.  I am [...]

Lauren Herrera

My name is Lauren Herrera and I am the Elementary Lead Teacher and a Success Coach here at IVLA.  I have been teaching [...]

Maria Ibanez

Hola! Bonjour! My name is Maria Carmen Ibanez and I am really happy to be part of this great school IVLA. I am [...]

Carin Jaramillo

My name is Carin Jaramillo.  I currently live in Coronado, CA located in San Diego County.  I have been teaching for about 20 [...]

Emily Julin

Hello! My name is Emily Julin and I am excited to be teaching math at IVLA! I have a Masters in Secondary Mathematics [...]

Brittany Knop

Hi! My name is Brittany Knop and I live in the Big Blue Nation of Lexington, Kentucky. I am married and we have [...]

Dr. Andre Lawe

Dr. Lawe has been an educator for over twenty years, serving as an elementary, middle and high school teacher. He has taught math [...]

Stacey Mankoff-Kirouac

Hello! My name is Stacey Mankoff-Kirouac and I am so thrilled to be an English teacher for IVLA. I have extensive experience in [...]

Lynnsey McGarrh

Hi, my name is Lynnsey McGarrh.  At IVLA, I currently teach High School Social Studies and many different electives! I am also a [...]

Kimberly Monk

My name is Kimberly Monk and I am a Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Success Coach here at IVLA. I have experience [...]

Patrick Navas

My name is Patrick Navas. I am a Social Studies and Spanish teacher for IVLA. I have been a teacher for 12 years. [...]

Tricia Rhude

Hi there! My name is Tricia Rhude and I am a Middle School Math Teacher and Success Coach for IVLA. I am very [...]

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Matt Simpson

Hello awesome IVLA students!  My name is Matt Simpson. I am a high school success coach for IVLA. I have been in education [...]

Brittany Valint

 My name is Brittany Valint and I am an Elementary Teacher and a Success Coach here at IVLA. I have been teaching Elementary for [...]

Lynda Watson

Hello, My name is Lynda Watson. I have been with this wonderful school since 2015 and have taught math and now science. I [...]

Rachael Webster

Hello!  My name is Rachael Webster and I currently live in Pensacola, Florida. I have been a teacher for over twenty years in [...]

Eugene Wilson

I am a Social Studies Teacher for IVLA. I am a 2001 Graduate of The Florida State University and I have been a [...]