About Our School
Meet Our Special Programs Team
Our Special Programs Team believes building positive relationships is key to student success. They are here to coordinate the services your student needs to thrive at California Virtual Academies (CAVA).
Krista Mount | Director of Categorical Programs
Ms. Mount graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis in mathematics. She received her teaching credential from Saint Mary's College of California and spent eight years teaching at a brick-and-mortar elementary school before joining CAVA at Sutter as a teacher during the 2005–2006 school year. Since then, she has served as lead teacher of middle school mathematics and as curriculum specialist for CAVA. As director of categorical programs, Ms. Mount works to ensure that all students have the resources they need to reach their full academic potential.
Breauna Wall | Director of Special Education
Ms. Wall graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a bachelor's degree in sociology and criminal law. She holds two master's degrees, one in special education from Arizona State University and one in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. Currently, Ms. Wall is working toward earning a Doctor of Education degree at Johns Hopkins University. She has nearly a decade of experience serving students with developing needs as a teacher, program director, principal, consultant, and university associate. Ms. Wall is passionate above improving student outcomes. As a director of special education, she works to ensure that all students have the resources they need to reach their full academic potential.
Brandy Scott | Director of Student Support Services
Ms. Scott is the director of student support services for CAVA. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a certificate in applied behavior analysis (ABA) from California State University, Fresno, and a master's degree in special education from National University with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has also worked directly with students with autism during her graduate and undergraduate years. Her background and experience are in management, banking, and finance. Most recently, she served as the related services manager for CAVA and four additional virtual schools. Ms. Scott believes that all students should be celebrated for who they are and has enjoyed the shift in education culture that recognizes that students with disabilities are students with abilities. Embracing the skills of students, especially due to neurological differences such as ASD is no longer a dream for the future, it is now. Ms. Scott is student-centered and passionate in her desire that all CAVA students with special needs are identified, supported, and served quickly and with excellence.
Sandra DeLong | Assistant Director of Special Education
Ms. DeLong graduated from the Hope College, Holland, Michigan, with a bachelor's degree in special education. She holds two master's degrees, one in educational administration from San Francisco State University, and one in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University, Irvine. She has dedicated 27 years to serving students with a wide-range of abilities, as well as supporting their families. She has served 14 years as a special education teacher in grades K-12, 5 years as an instructional coach developing special education programs, and 8 years in administrative roles as a superintendent of schools, principal, special education director, and program specialist. Ms. DeLong is passionate about improving student outcomes through better communication between schools and families. As the assistant director of special education she looks forward to supporting the growth of better programming and systems to ensure that the individual needs of students are being met. She looks forward to making lasting relationships with the students, families, and staff of California Virtual Academies.