Advisors and Counselors
Ashley Anderson is in her third year serving as an advisor for ISKS. Prior to advising, she taught science for K12 International Academy for six years and taught in Liberty, Missouri for six years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master's degree in education administration from Northwest Missouri State University. She is certified as a teacher in science, health and PE.
Jill Anderson is a high school advisor working with our 12th grade students. Currently in her 8th year with Insight, Jill has been an advisor at the adult and high school level. Previously an English and reading teacher, Jill hold a MA in reading/curriculum and instruction from UNC Greensboro and a BA in secondary education from University of North Texas. She has also worked with at-risk college students at UNC Greensboro. Her career focus throughout all her 19 years in education has been on helping all students to recognize their capabilities and achieve their dreams.
Teresa Arnold is the middle school advisor with KSVA/ISKS who joined K12 in 2016. Mrs. Arnold has her master’s degree in social work, a BA in sociology with a minor in psychology that were obtained from Wichita State University. Mrs. Arnold has 19 years combined experience working with the school system.
Leatha Hall is the Kindergarten through eighth grade counselor. Ms. Hall has been with KSVA/ISKS since 2014. Prior to joining our school, she taught reading to K-5th grade. Ms. Hall attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, for her BA in organizational leadership and her master's in counseling degree.
Sara Masner has worked at ISKS since 2012. She currently works as the 11th Grade advisor.
Laura Nielsen is a high school advisor who joined K12 in 2013. She has been in education for over 20 years. Laura earned a BA in sociology and psychology, a graduate degree in education with an endorsement in special education - behavior disorders, and another master's degree in library and media science. She holds certificates in education K–9, 4–8 English language arts, and K–12 special education.
Mary Sorg is the Adult Students Advisor and has worked with Insight School of Kansas for 8 years in this role. She has also acted as the 10th grade advisor during the 2017–18 school year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary English education and a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction. She has approximately 15 years of teaching English/language arts experience in both middle and high school in addition to the 8 years as a K12 Online School Advisor.
Tammy Walters is one of the high school counselors at ISKS. She joined K12 in July of 2017 and taught 6–8 grade math. Mrs. Walters was named the New K12 Teacher of the Year in May of 2018. Mrs. Walters earned her bachelor’s degree at Emporia State University and is working on her Master of Arts in counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University.
Melissa Eckler is a Family Academic Support Liaison (FASL) who joined KSVA/ISKS in 2016. Most of her 20+ years in education were spent as an early childhood classroom teacher, with a few years in PK–8 administration. She earned a BA in liberal arts, PK–4 teaching certificate, M.S.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, and graduate certificate in educational foundations.
Laura Jordan is a Family Academic Support Liaison and joined K12 this year. Mrs. Jordan's background is social work where she spent time in case management and four years in the school setting. Mrs. Jordan earned her undergraduate from Fort Hays State University and master’s degree from Newman University.
Darlene Moseley is the Family Compliance Liaison for the Kansas Schools. She has been with K12 since 2011. She previously worked with the counseling department at Texas Virtual Academy and recently moved to Kansas where she transferred to Kansas Virtual/Insight School of Kansas.
Holly Henry joined the K12 team in May 2017 as a ISKS high school registrar. She brings more than 8 years of experience in education. Holly earned a BS in speech, language, and hearing sciences/disorders from the University of Kansas, and an AAS in information technology from National American University.
Derek Mathiesen is a registrar for KSVA and ISKA who joined K12 in 2018. Derek has worked in education for six years: three years at Bonner Springs School District and three at Raytown Quality School District. Derek holds a bachelor's degree in social science with an education concentration from Ashford University.