March 2021

Our PBIS team has been working hard to identify the mission and identity of the Virtual Learning Academy. The team has created three overarching expectations for our school.

In the Virtual Learning Academy, we...

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Middle School Teacher Spotlight

Ms. Kerry Hancock teaches sixth grade Language Arts and Study Essentials. She earned her B.A.H and B.Ed from Queen's University in Ontario and her M.A. from the University of Toronto. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and is currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.

"I love the freedom to provide more one on one help as well as providing feedback. I am also enjoying the support of colleagues and families, while maintaining a level of flexibility that is not always possible in a traditional school. That being said, I really do just love teaching and spending time with students as they learn new things."

VLA Club News

VLA clubs are officially underway! Click here to view the list of available clubs and find out how to get involved!

VLA celebrates Kindness week!

High School Teacher Spotlight

Mr. Greg Ramey teaches Geometry and World History. He attended the United States Naval Academy and Morehead State University, where he earned his Masters Degree and Rank 1.

"I love my job! Getting the opportunity to serve the students on a one-to-one basis is rewarding and effective. I also enjoy the professional challenge of becoming the best online teacher I can be. The online learning curve has been tough for my students and I can relate to their challenges as I learn with them. However, some things have never changed over the decades of my career. All students can and want to learn at high levels. They want to discover their personal best. So do the teachers on the VLA team. I am honored to be a member of the inaugural VLA team."

Calling all parents!

Parents are an important part of the PBIS system. We need your voice on the committee as we work to create the PBIS system for the VLA! Any parent interested in serving, please click here to fill out the interest form. Filling out the form doesn’t mean you’re committed - we will send out more information soon to all parents who are interested.

Elementary School Teacher Spotlight

Ms. Amanda Shroats teaches Kindergarten for the VLA. She earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education Teaching and Master's in Teacher Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University.

"I love the flexibility of teaching from home. VLA has a great team of teachers working together to make virtual learning the best it can be for students and families. I like that families can work alongside their student and can work at the pace that fits them. We give so many options for students to learn."