Meet Our Administrators

Leverage the Experience of Seasoned Administrators

Amy Johnson, Head of School

Amy Johnson graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a B.S. in Secondary Education and later completed her Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University. Amy began teaching in 1997 and spent the next 13 years instructing students, leading teachers, and serving as a school wide Curriculum Coordinator. Prior to joining ARVA in 2015, Amy served as a curriculum writer and reviewer for various online curriculum providers. She began as an English teacher at ARVA and served as an Instructional Coach before stepping into the role of Academic Administrator.  As AA, Amy led change in teacher effectiveness, student relationship building, and clear process and procedure creation. Amy is passionate about student achievement and is excited to serve as Head of School as she continues her work alongside an outstanding administrative team and teaching staff

Kristin Allen, Academic Administrator/Assistant Head of School for Academics

Kristin Allen graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY with a B.S in Elementary Education. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. Ms. Allen is certified as a K–12 school administrator and all content K–6. Prior to joining ARVA, Ms. Allen taught elementary school in the public and private school settings. For two years, she served as the technology teacher and learning lab assistant for K–5 classes. Allen began her experience with ARVA as the  K–8 Assistant Principal  before moving into the Elementary Principal position for Arkansas Virtual Academy. She served as Elementary Principal for over two years before stepping into her current role as Academic Administrator. She is excited to have the opportunity to support teachers, students, and families.

Gina Moore, Parental Involvement Coordinator

Gina Moore graduated from Angelo State University in Texas with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and earned her Master's from the University of Central Arkansas in K–12 Reading. Ms. Moore's diverse experience includes teaching primary grades in traditional schools, early childhood regular and special education classes, and in alternative classrooms. She also served as an ARVA learning coach for seven years for her two youngest children. In August of 2009 she joined ARVA’s teaching staff and transitioned into her current position in July 2013. Her current role reflects Ms. Moore's passion regarding the importance of the parents’ roles in a child’s life as evidenced by her volunteer work. She chairs a committee and serves as a parent liaison within a non-profit community organization that serves children with special needs. In her role as ARVA's Parental Involvement Coordinator, she leads the Family Academic Support Team as they work with families to fully engage them in our school.

Amanda Sullivan, Special Programs Manager

Amanda Sullivan graduated from Western Governor's University earning her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies PK–8th. She went on to receive her Masters in Special Education as an Instructional Specialist for PK–4 from Arkansas State University and later earned the endorsement for 4–12 special education.  She is also certified in Elementary Education, Middle School Language Arts/Social Studies, and Middle School Science/Math.  Prior to joining ARVA, Amanda worked as a special education teacher for a preschool with developmentally delayed children.  Amanda has worked for ARVA for over 4 years, serving as a special education teacher for all grades K–12.  For the last 3 years Amanda has been a mentor for all new special education teachers and a leader for the special education department.  Amanda now serves as the Special Programs Manager for ARVA. She takes great pride in getting to know students, families, and staff at ARVA and looks forward to building relationships while helping each student/family succeed during their time at ARVA.   

Jessica Stack, Elementary Principal

Jessica Stack graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Sports Management. After receiving her teaching certifications in all subjects for K–8, she taught middle school science and math in a traditional school for 6 years. She also taught summer school, home bound students, and science and math for a private home school group for 2 years. She received her Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2016 from Capella University. She taught with ARVA for 3 years as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher and now serves as the Elementary Principal. She looks forward to continuing building relationships with parents, teachers, and students and ensuring our curriculum is relevant and rigorous.

Ashley Holder, Middle School Principal

Ashley Holder graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Arkansas State. Ashley is certified in all content 4–8 and 7–12 mathematics. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence Mathematics. Prior to joining ARVA, Ashley taught high school math and middle school math and literacy for 8 years. For three years she served as a teacher mentor and high school teacher with ARVA. Ashley now serves as the Middle School Principal for Arkansas Virtual Academy. She enjoys supporting teachers, students, and families.

Mendy Felton, High School Principal

Mendy Felton graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in business administration. She obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of Memphis.  Additionally, she attended the Universidad de Valencia in Valencia. She is certified 7–12 Spanish and prior to joining ARVA, Mendy taught K–12 Spanish and English language arts in the public and private school settings. While at ARVA she has served as a high school teacher, mentor, and lead teacher before serving as the high school principal.  She is excited to continue working and supporting the high school faculty, students and families.