Meet Our Special Programs Staff

Director of Categorical Programs

Krista 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 the CAVA. As director of categorical programs, she works to ensure that all students have the resources they need to reach their full academic potential.

Director of Special Education

Breauna 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. Breauna is currently a student at Johns Hopkins University, earning a Doctor of Education degree. She has nearly a decade of experience serving students with developing needs as a teacher, program director, principal, consultant and university associate. She 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.

Director of Special Education Compliance

Kristine Gornto graduated from California State University, Hayward with a bachelor’s degree in English and Chapman University with a master’s degree in special education. She received her teaching credentials from California State University, Stanislaus and Chapman University and spent seven years teaching English and special education at a brick-and-mortar continuation high school. Before joining CAVA in July 2018, she worked as a district program specialist/administrator for six years. As director of special education compliance, she works to ensure that all special education programs and services are legally compliant.

Director of Student Support Services

Brandy 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). Her background and experience are in management, banking, and finance, and she most recently served as the related services manager for CAVA and four additional virtual schools. She has also worked directly with students with autism during her graduate and undergraduate years.  She 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. Brandy is student-centered and passionate in her desire that all CAVA students with special needs are identified, supported, and served quickly and with excellence.