Meet Our Elementary School Team

Ohio Virtual Academy K–2 Teaching Team

Our elementary teachers have years of experience in online teaching and can’t wait to provide instruction and support to help your child succeed.

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Debbie Wotring, K-2 Principal

Debbie Wotring has been with the Ohio Virtual Academy since its launch in 2002 and has worked as a teacher, lead teacher, and principal. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Oral Roberts University and has been a licensed educator in the state of Ohio since 1990. In 2008 Dr. Wotring received the K12 Founders Award given by Ron Packard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of K12. The award certified that recipients demonstrated exceptional innovation, inspiration, and passion for helping students unleash their xPotential. In 2009 she was awarded the Master Teacher certification through the Ohio Department of Education by demonstrating excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. In 2017 she completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through the University of Findlay writing her dissertation on Factors Influencing Reading Growth in Online K-2 Students. She is passionate about building strong readers at the K-2nd grade level so that students can read fluently for comprehension by 3rd grade. Through all of her years in education, Dr. Wotring feels her most valuable professional experience has been schooling her own children at home raising self-directed learners.

K–2 Grades Leadership Team