Meet Our Administrators

Meet Our Administrators

Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) leadership is committed to empowering our school community and providing students with high-quality learning experiences.

Alysha Tinsley
Alysha Tinsley | K5 Principal

Christina Vargas
Christina Vargas | K5 Assistant Principal

Mrs. Vargas has been an educator for 17 years, joining ISAZ in 2018 as an electives teachers and as the districts Instructional Design and Professional Development Specialist since 2022. She graduated from Arizona State University with her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and with her master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership in 2012. She is married to her husband of fifteen years with five children and one grandbaby. She enjoys the outdoors; camping, hiking and spending time on the soccer field watching her children. Mrs. Vargas’ passion is working with students, families and teachers to provide a fun, well-rounded educational experience for all. She is excited to begin working as AZVA K5 Assistant Principal.

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Tamika Cleveland | Middle School Assistant Principal

Tamika Cleveland is an accomplished educator with twenty years of experience shaping the educational landscape. Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, she has been a transformative force in urban education, particularly in turnaround initiatives. Throughout her dynamic career, Tamika has seamlessly transitioned through roles as a teacher, coach, principal, Director, and Superintendent, showcasing her versatility and unwavering commitment to student success.

Tamika’s dedication to educational excellence is evident in her academic achievements. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Toledo, underscoring her commitment to continuous learning and leadership development.

Driven by a passion for inclusive education, Tamika has worked tirelessly to bridge gaps and create equitable learning opportunities for all students. Her efforts reflect a belief in the transformative power of education. Currently residing in Chandler, AZ, Tamika is embarking on a new chapter in her career as she joins our organization as the Assistant Principal for our Middle School, stepping into the world of virtual education for the first time.

Tamika Cleveland is not just an educator; she is a catalyst for positive change. Her dedication to turning challenges into opportunities and fostering inclusivity serves as an inspiration to colleagues and students alike. As she embraces her new position, Tamika continues to be a beacon of transformation in the educational landscape.

Amy Hart
Amy Hart | Middle School Principal

Dr. Hart has been in education for over 15 years. She joined K12 as a middle school Math Teacher in 2016 and earned New Teacher of the Year for the District in the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Hart graduated from Northern Arizona University with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and immediately earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University.

Dr. Hart is thrilled to continue to serve as Principal for AZVA Middle School. She believes in finding ways to remove student barriers and developing a strong connection with teachers and families. Dr. Hart is looking forward to strengthening a positive school culture and supporting indivuadual students needs. She is driven to ensure that every student has access to education and a strong desire to serve the community.

Dr. Hart currently resides in Prescott, Arizona with her husband and two children. She enjoys all water sports and hiking in the mountains.

Fun Fact: She and her husband own and operate a community flag football league in the Prescott area.

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Shonti Land | High School Principal

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Olivia Noriega | High School Assistant Principal

Dr. Erica Young-Jackson
Dr. Erica Young-Jackson | Career Readiness Education Administrator

Dr. Young-Jackson joined ISAZ in 2018 as a business career readiness teacher after working in various K through 12 education roles. After being a part of the career and college prep program for three years, she became the career readiness education administrator at ISAZ in 2021 while obtaining her Doctorate from Northcentral University in educational leadership.

Dr. Young-Jackson has cultivated educational partnerships for our students with Grand Canyon University, Rio Salado Community College, Pima Community College, and several industry partnerships. Her educational experiences have allowed her to collaborate with a diverse group of educators to increase student achievement and provide an environment where students will benefit from quality instruction, hands-on training, industry certifications, and college credit.

Fun Fact: Dr. Young-Jackson and her family own several businesses that support her passion for every student to explore the possibility of entrepreneurship.