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Our Staff

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Maria Stueve

Teacher

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Maria Stueve

Teacher

Topeka DCP

785-228-2336 Email

Maria is an Assistant Teacher and Student Advisor with Orion - Topeka Learning Center. She tracks the progress students make in Odysseyware, communicates with students to create action plans for their work, tutors and mentors and is one of the resident math gurus. 

While Maria was born in Wichita, she grew up in Gardner, where she met her husband and high school sweetheart, Zachary. In 2010, Maria received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education from the University of Kansas. After receiving her degree, Maria began tutoring part-time at Sylvan Learning and later stayed home to care for her two little girls. Maria decided to enter the workforce full time and was fortunate enough to find Orion - Topeka. During the 2018-2019 school year, Maria will be going to Washburn University to complete her student teaching and obtain her teaching license. 

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Claudette Suffolk

Teacher

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Claudette Suffolk

Teacher

Wichita NE DCP

316-733-5561 Email

Claudette is the virtual teacher with Orion Diploma Completion. She is from Houston and is a dual certified secondary math teacher for Kansas and Texas. She enjoys attending church, creating organic healthy meals from scratch, working out in the mornings, and her job, of course.

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Traci Triplett

Teaching Assistant

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Traci Triplett

Teaching Assistant

Winfield DCP

620-221-2266 Email

Traci is the teaching assistant at Orion Diploma Completion Center-Winfield. She is skilled at motivating students and has a long history of working in adult education. She has an associate’s degree from Cowley College. Come in and meet her; you will be glad you did!

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Krista Vanderbilt

Administrative Assistant

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Krista Vanderbilt

Administrative Assistant

Topeka DCP

785-228-2336 Email

Krista, Administrative Assistant for Orion - Topeka, was born in Trenton, NJ, where she lived until her family moved to the small town of St. Marys, KS. She is the oldest of four and a natural born caregiver, which is where her passion to help others comes from. Her family owned a restaurant for over 30 years, where she first began waitressing at the age of 11. She then went on to become a hairstylist for 20 plus years. She managed and supervised many salons during this time. Krista then decided that it was time to move on and put her management skills to use in another field. 

Krista loves animals and the color purple. She likes to spend her free time playing with her nieces and nephews. Her favorite place to visit is the beach. 

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Kelly Ward

Teaching Assistant

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Kelly Ward

Teaching Assistant

Parklane

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Shelley Wellington

Human Resource Coordinator

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Shelley Wellington

Human Resource Coordinator

Clearwater

620-584-3300 Email

Shelley is the Human Resource Coordinator for Orion Education and Training at our Clearwater location. Shelley graduated from Southwestern College with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development. Shelley has two certifications in the field of Human Resources — the Society of Human Resource Manager, Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Shelley currently lives in Clearwater with her husband and son. She enjoys watching sports activities, crafting and movies.

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Loretta York

Accounts Payable

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Loretta York

Accounts Payable

Clearwater

620-584-3300 Email

Loretta’s home base is our Clearwater location where she is responsible for Accounts Payable and Purchasing. She received her education through Wichita Vo-Tech.

Loretta enjoys watching and listening to sports, cleaning or pulling weeds in the warm months, and crafts of all sorts.

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