Meet our Middle School Staff

Director of Middle School
Deanna Haynie
started her career in education in 1992. She received her bachelor's degree in liberal studies from California State University, Long Beach. She continued with CSULB to receive her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Before coming to work for the CAVA schools, she worked in K–8 public schools in Fishers, Indiana, and Cupertino, California; mainly with fifth through eighth grade students. She joined the CAVA staff in 2005 as a K–8 teacher. Since then, she has served as the lead of language arts, and regional program coordinator for the northern CAVA schools for six years. Currently, Deanna is the director of middle school for all nine California Virtual Academies. Deanna holds a clear administrative credential. She is committed to making the CAVA Middle School Program the best schooling option for all middle school students.

Middle School Principal
Sharon Flemmer
earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis, with a minor in education. She received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from the University of the Pacific and an advanced K–12 online teaching certificate from Boise State. Sharon began her K–8 teaching career in Lodi, California in 1994, and joined the California Virtual Academies @ San Joaquin staff in 2009. Since joining, Sharon's experience has included working with students in kindergarten through eighth grade, teaching students in the Community Day program, and as a teacher trainer, in addition to a Regional Lead Teacher. As Principal, Sharon currently supports students enrolled in CAVA @ San Joaquin, CAVA @ Sonoma, CAVA @ San Mateo, CAVA @ Sutter, and the San Benito and Monterey counties of CAVA @ Fresno.  Sharon is dedicated to leading middle school students to find personal successes in their educational career.

Middle School Principal
Lara Titizian
began her career in education in 1998. She earned her master's degree in 2000 while teaching sixth grade in the Bay Area. Lara joined the California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles staff in 2008 as a K–8 teacher. Since then, she has also held the positions of regional lead teacher and lead teacher of testing. Lara is currently working with our CAVA @ Maricopa and San Diego schools as a middle school principal. Lara became an educator because she has a love for learning and wants to share her passion with the people who deserve it most, the students. Her focus, along with the schools, is to provide our students with the necessary tools to become well-rounded, well-grounded individuals who will lead us into the future.

Middle School Principal
Kimberly Walker
earned her master's degree in early childhood Education and multiple subject teaching credentials in 2001 from Mills College in Oakland, CA.  She has taught 2nd-5th grade in brick-and-mortar schools, teaching both Title 1 students and gifted and talented students.  While in brick-and-mortar schools, she supported her local schools along with the San Joaquin County Office of Education as a cognitive coach for lesson development, structure, and delivery in direct instruction, state standard alignment and time on task.  She joined the CAVA @ Kings staff in 2011 as a K–8 teacher and moved on to be a regional lead teacher.  She is currently a Middle School Principal for CAVA @ Fresno, CAVA @ Los Angeles, CAVA @ Maricopa and CAVA @ Kings. One area of focus that Kimberly is passionate about is working directly with teachers to provide appropriate coaching to improve student success. 

Middle School Curriculum Specialist
Amy Ricabal
received her bachelor's degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego Christian College. She completed her master's degree in curriculum and instruction in a multicultural context at Azusa Pacific University. Amy joined CAVA @ Sutter in 2008. Prior to joining, she taught in private schools for six years in both Northern and Southern California. Amy currently serves as the middle school curriculum specialist for all CAVA schools and is passionate about working with families and teachers to ensure student success.

Middle School Curriculum Specialist
Meghan Stanzione
earned her bachelor's degree, and teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. Meghan began her career in education as a middle school teacher, and taught students in both public and private schools for nine years. During that time, Meghan went back to school to earn a master's degree in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis in educational technology. Meghan joined CAVA @ Los Angeles in 2010 and served as a community day instructor. Meghan is currently a middle school curriculum specialist for all CAVA schools and she enjoys working with teachers and students each day to help students reach their potential.

Middle School Principal, Community Day
Kendra Bailey
received her bachelor’s degree in child development and teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton in 1998. Prior to embarking on public school education, she taught piano lessons, tutored students in math and substituted in junior high and high school classrooms.  She is currently working on her master’s degree in educational leadership and administrative credential.  Kendra joined the California Virtual Academy @ San Diego staff in 2002 as a K-8 teacher.  She then went on to a be a middle school Community Day teacher, regional lead teacher, and is now serving as the middle school principal for the nine CAVA Community Day sites across the state.  Kendra resides in southern California with her husband, two sons, and pets.