Head of School
Jennifer Wilkinson is in her second year as the Head of School for ISOK. Prior to coming to ISOK, she worked at the Oklahoma State Department of Education as the Director of Alternative Education for seven years. She has been in education for 18 years and served as a classroom teacher, counselor, and SDE director. She earned her BS in Elementary Education in 2002 and a master’s degrees in Counseling in 2008 and Educational Leadership in 2018. Both degrees are from the University of Central Oklahoma. In 2010, she obtained her National Board Certification in school counseling and in counseling.
Karl Safe is the Principal of Insight School of Oklahoma High School. He has been with ISOK for 3 years and with K12 for 5 years. Karl has taught for 12 years. He has a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He lives in Durant with his wife, Jessica, and two daughters, Clare and Elena.
Carrie Smith is the Insight School of Oklahoma Middle School Principal. This is her 4th year at ISOK, and her 21st year in education. Mrs. Smith taught middle school and high school math for 17 years in Texas before moving to Oklahoma and continuing her career in online education at ISOK. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma where she was also a member of the SNU Volleyball team. She is currently working on her masters degree in Online Education from Southern New Hampshire University. Mrs. Smith has been married to her husband, Darren, for 21 years. Mr. Smith is a youth pastor in Tulsa. They have 2 children, Cameron and Jayden. Cameron is a sophomore at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN where he is pursuing a degree in Music Business. Jayden is a sophomore at Union High School where she is a member of the high school volleyball 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's 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!
Special Education Administrators
Katherine Young is the Director of Special Programs. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2007 with an Elementary Education degree. She has been in education since 2007 and with Oklahoma K12 schools since 2015. She started her teaching career in Ponca City as a 3rd grade teacher before moving to the elementary school Curriculum Specialist role. She was a kindergarten teacher at OVCA for two years, and the Title I Coordinator for one year. Katherine is passionate about education and watching students grow.
Danielle Shaw is the Special Education Manager for ISOK.
Lora Howell began working for OVCA in 2015. In January of 2020, she accepted the Related Services Coordinator position, in which she oversees coordinating the related services on the IEPs. She supports the therapists and case managers in providing those related services. Lora enjoys spending time with grandchildren, going on car drives through Oklahoma and Arkansas with her husband, and playing games with friends.
Director of Shared Services
Michelle Scionti is the Director of Shared Services for both Insight School of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy. She has been working with the ISOK/OVCA teams and students since 2015 in a variety of roles. She started teaching in 2001 and has had the pleasure of serving many different students in her different teaching roles. She transitioned out of teaching to administration in 2013 and loves supporting the teachers and staff that have the direct impact on student academic learning and growth. She also has a heart for the social emotional well-being of all children, and loves being in a field that can create a positive and supportive climate for them. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Communications and Spanish and a master's degree in Education. She loves that she gets to match her education and training to support all students every day.
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