Student Support Team

STUDENT SUPPORT ADMINISTRATORS

Ginger Allison is the Student Support Programs Manager for Insight School of Oklahoma. This is her first year with ISOK after a 10-year career in education. She has held teaching positions in alternative education and within the Oklahoma CareerTech system before moving into administration in 2016. She has since served as leadership for schools that exclusively served special populations in Oklahoma City and led the state efforts in work-based learning for the state office of workforce development. She earned both her Bachelor in Business Management and Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Oklahoma. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs, usually watching movies or trying new restaurants.

MaKinzie Spence is the Student Support Assistant Administrator on the Shared Services team, assisting with the Community Family Advisors (CFAs). She has been with OVCA and ISOK for 3 years and has been in the education field for 6 years collectively. MaKinzie has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from OSU and a Master's of Education in Special Education from UCO. She has had the pleasure of being a teacher for several years, being a team lead at Paycom, and transitioned to the Student Support team serving OVCA and ISOK three years ago!

COMMUNITY FAMILY ADVISORS

Jamy Hamilton started as a Community Family Advisor with OVCA and ISOK in August 2020. She studied Organizational Communication and Leadership at University of Central Oklahoma. She lives in Edmond and enjoys crafting and board games. She is also a dance teacher and enjoys working with students of all ages. She has loved her role of CFA and continues to learn each day by working with the awesome students in her community!

Lindsey Jackson has been a Community Family Advisor for ISOK/OVCA since 2018. She has worked in education for over 10 years. Working with students is truly her passion. She has a daughter who attends OVCA as a Kindergartner and she absolutely loves it!

Cristina Riggins started as a Community Family Advisor in 2020 and has 3 years in education overall. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Elizabeth “Bizzy” Swisher started with K12 as a Community Family Advisor in 2020. She graduated from OU and started teaching at Lee Elementary. She taught pre-k, 1st grade, and 3rd grade and loved every grade. During her free time, she trains in martial arts and has a love for yoga. She tries to stay active as much as she can!

COUNSELORS

Abigail McCalister is a Career Counselor for ISOK.

Katy Bevers is an Academic Counselor, and previously taught Geometry for ISOK High School. She is looks forward to seeing students every day and hopes to learn a lot from each other. She has a Mathematics Education degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, as well as a degree in School Counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She started with ISOK in 2018 having previously taught for 7 years. She has been happily married to Seth Bevers for 11 years. They have a son, Noah Zane Bevers, who celebrated his first birthday in September 2020.

Lauren Bone is an Academic Counselor who joined the ISOK team in 2021.

Jason Deskin has been in education since 2011 and moved to ISOK in 2018. He is currently a Career Counselor. He received his degree in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University. He has been an Ag teacher and general education teacher and is excited to begin this new journey as Career Counselor.

Kaitie Quinlan has been with ISOK since September 2020 and has a total of 7 years in education overall. She has a bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science and a master's degree in Educational Technology, both from East Central University. She also has a second master's degree in School Counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is now a state certified school counselor for the state of Oklahoma. Previously, she worked as the Focus Phoenix/Night School Coordinator with ISOK before beginning her new role as an Academic Counselor.

Student & Family Resource Coordinator

Brittany Eck is the Family and Student Resource Coordinator for ISOK Middle School and High School. Brittany worked for ISOK from 2014 to 2017 as the Family Resource Supervisor. She returned to ISOK/OVCA in July 2019, serving as a Community Family Advisor until February 2020. She then transitioned to the role of Engagement Specialist and eventually to her current role. Brittany has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from SWOSU and a master's degree in Social Work from OU. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and previously worked for a private adoption and foster care agency and in community mental health. Brittany lives in a rural community in South Central Oklahoma with her husband and two children. She enjoys reading, cooking, and baking.