Leadership Team

Expert Leadership

WAVA's administrators represent some of Washington's leading experts on school management. Their innovation, expertise, and dedication are your family's assurance of first-rate quality in every aspect of the virtual academy experience.

Experienced, State-Certified Teachers

WAVA's state-certified teachers average 15 years of experience in traditional school settings as well as virtual school environments. All of our teachers are committed to serving their students and helping you, the parent, every step of the way.

Seasoned Staff

The Washington Virtual Academies staff is dedicated to making our online school an ideal learning experience for all students. Additionally, the K12 support staff handles the technology and other back-end business aspects for our school, providing all WAVA families with a strong technical support system.

Meet our Leadership Team

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Susan Boyer


Executive Director

Tom Yahraes

6th- 12th grade

Assistant Principal

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Terry Ackerman

6th- 12th grade Principal

Lia Carlile

6th- 12th grade

Assistant Principal

Amalia Walle

K- 5th grade Principal

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Mark Lagerquist

6th- 12th grade
Assistant Principal

Taylor Kreilmann



Amy Peterson

Operations Manager

Lillian Leotiota

Assistant Operations Manager

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Heather Bennett

Student Support Supervisor

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Danielle Beyer

Assessment Administrator

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Hailey Chamberlain

Community Engagement Specialist