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Our Staff

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Rachel Rowland

Teacher

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Rachel Rowland

Teacher

Parklane

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Cindy Sauceda

Executive Director Secretary & Professional Development Administration

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Cindy Sauceda

Executive Director Secretary & Professional Development Administration

Clearwater

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Cindy serves as the Executive Director's secretary and Professional Development Admin for Orion in Clearwater. Cindy also serves on the Healthy Me! Wellness Committee. When she is not at work, she stays busy as a mom of four and when she does have a spare moment, she enjoys spending time with family/friends, climbing, traveling, and singing in her family's recording studio.

Vicki Smith

Vicki Smith

Teacher Assistant

Vicki Smith

Vicki Smith

Teacher Assistant

Rose Hill DCP

316-776-2000 Email

Vicki is the Teaching Assistant/Virtual Coach for the Orion Diploma Completion Program at Rose Hill.  She has an associate’s degree in Business from Seward County Community College. She specializes in math courses and has written many algebra and geometry helps for the students. 

Vicki has worked in the field of education since 1996. Before coming to Orion, Vicki taught middle school and high school math courses at Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita for 13 years.  She loves the Lord, her family (especially her four grandchildren), and her church. Vicki also has a growing photography business on the side.

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Maria Stueve

Academic Advisor

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Maria Stueve

Academic Advisor

Topeka DCP

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Maria was born in Wichita and grew up in Gardner, where she met her husband and high school sweetheart, Zachary Stueve. 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 young girls. In 2017, she joined the Orion team (then New Directions Learning Academy) and in 2019, obtained her teaching license through Washburn University. Since then, Maria's family has grown by one when she had her son in the summer of 2020. In her spare time, she loves to teach herself new skills and crafts.

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Claudette Suffolk

Teacher

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Claudette Suffolk

Teacher

Wichita NE DCP

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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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Nayelly Torres

Teaching Assistant

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Nayelly Torres

Teaching Assistant

Parklane

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Traci Triplett

Teaching Assistant

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Traci Triplett

Teaching Assistant

Winfield

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Krista Vanderbilt

Administrative Assistant

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Krista Vanderbilt

Administrative Assistant

Topeka DCP

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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

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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

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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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