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Our Staff

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Abigail Bender

Teacher

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Abigail Bender

Teacher

North East

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Glenna Bishop  

Teacher

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Glenna Bishop  

Teacher

Wichita NE DCP

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Glenna is a Virtual Learning Coach for Orion Education and Training at the NE Wichita Diploma Completion site. Currently, she enjoys the opportunity to assist staff and to serve adult as well as high school students in their learning endeavors.  

Glenna received her BA in Elementary Education and Music Education from Tabor College.   

Her experiences as an educator include the opportunity to teach in Wichita, Kansas; Burlington, New Jersey; Asuncion, Paraguay SA; Piti, Guam; and Baguio City, Philippines.  

Glenna enjoys volunteering at Believer’s Tabernacle as a preschool teacher and the “Dream Again” clothing ministry. Throughout the year, Glenna spends time visiting and helping several senior citizens, gardening, and walking in Mulvane or Waco. Taking her parents on trips to see family is one of her favorite activities in the summer.

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Tori Bohannon

Technology Coordinator/E-Rate Consultant

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Tori Bohannon

Technology Coordinator/E-Rate Consultant

Clearwater

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Tori, resident tech nerd and office troublemaker, began working at Orion in 2005. She attended Southwestern College where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Computer Operations Technology and in Human Resource Development.

In her tenure at Orion, Tori has taken on several duties including tech coaching, grant writing, and teaching online professional development courses. Tori currently spends a majority of her time at Orion managing E-Rate for 18 school districts and 16 private schools, while also providing tech support to anyone who needs it. 

When she isn’t working, Tori is busy living the mom life at basketball and volleyball games, dance competitions, and at her kids’ school activities.

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Sean Bracy

Teaching Assistant

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Sean Bracy

Teaching Assistant

South Wichita

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Audra Brownlee

IDL Director

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Audra Brownlee

IDL Director

IDL

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Audra is the Distance Learning Director for the Orion Distance Learning Network. Audra works with school districts that use a variety of videoconferencing platforms such as Cloud-based clients and legacy H.323 equipment. She coordinates classes over synchronous video with high schools, local colleges, and other networks in the state. Audra also works with districts to implement the many other uses of videoconferencing in schools. Audra enjoys working with distance learning and the opportunities it provides to meet and learn from other professionals around the world!

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Prism Carnal

Teacher

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Prism Carnal

Teacher

North East

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Prism has spent the majority of her teaching career in the STAR classroom at the NE site. Her students have mandatory attendance and she enjoys building strong relationships with them. Her other work passions include anything related to graphic design such as creating worksheets and designing graduate posters. At home she is busy with her family and has a passion for nature.

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Beto Chabarria

Teaching Assistant

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Beto Chabarria

Teaching Assistant

Topeka

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Sarah Clarady

Teacher

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Sarah Clarady

Teacher

Rose Hill

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Suzanne Cruzen-Hershberger

Teacher

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Suzanne Cruzen-Hershberger

Teacher

Rose Hill DCP

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Suzanne is the Teacher/Virtual Course Monitor for Orion’s STAR program in Rose Hill. In her eighth year in the alternative classroom, Suzanne formerly was a paraprofessional in the Maize and Goddard school districts. She also spent more than a decade reporting on education at a daily newspaper in Missouri. Suzanne earned a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from Northwest Missouri State University.

Suzanne has two sons: Brandon, an outdoor educator with a non-profit in Colorado, and Scott, a sophomore math/physics major at Washington University in St. Louis. She enjoys traveling to visit her sons, going to a coffee shop with a good book, and researching her genealogy. 

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Julie Dahl

Administrative Assistant / Teaching Assistant

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Julie Dahl

Administrative Assistant / Teaching Assistant

El Dorado

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Julie is the Administrative Assistant/Teacher Assistant at the El Dorado location.  She works with the adults program. Julie enjoys spending time outside and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Kurtis Dooley

Engineering Systems Administrator

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Kurtis Dooley

Engineering Systems Administrator

Clearwater

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Dr. Heather Eubank

Education Consultant

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Dr. Heather Eubank

Education Consultant

Clearwater

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I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. From a very young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher and was excited to graduate with my Elementary Education degree from WSU in 1993. I began my teaching career working for the Wichita Public Schools serving as a 2nd grade teacher.  In 1998, I finished my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction then moved to St. Louis so my husband could attend optometry school. While there, I served as a classroom teacher until 2001 when we moved back to Wichita, and I transitioned into a district-level instructional support specialist position. I obtained my building administration certificate from Baker University in 2005, and in 2006, was hired by Hesston Public Schools as their K-12 Director of Curriculum and Instruction. I loved my time in Hesston, but after two years, a family illness brought me back to the Wichita area. I then served as a building principal in both USD 259 and the private sector for eleven years. My nerdy love for research took me back to WSU where I completed my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in 2012. In 2019, I realized that my heart has always been in supporting teachers with curriculum and professional development, so I "retired" from administration and joined the Orion team.  I enjoy working at Orion because it gives me the opportunity to dig deep into the areas of education that I truly love, and I get to work with so many talented people around the state!

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Shannon Fisher

Online Training and Development Director

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Shannon Fisher

Online Training and Development Director

Clearwater

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Shannon is the Online Training and Development Director at Orion Education and Training. Her primary role at Orion is to facilitate the Teacher Treks program which includes online professional learning opportunities for educators.

Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Kansas State University, with a minor in Music. Her master’s degree was earned at Wichita State University in Curriculum and Instruction, with a Library Science Endorsement. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Instructional Design and Performance Technology at Baker University.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys outdoor adventures such as hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, and exploring National Parks.

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Kelly Grudowski

Program Director

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Kelly Grudowski

Program Director

South Wichita

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Dr. Neil Guthrie

Special Education Coordinator

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Dr. Neil Guthrie

Special Education Coordinator

Clearwater

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