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Nate Freitag

ISKS Educator Balances Teaching and Farming

Originally published in the Belleville Telescope – December 28, 2017 Nate Freitag will teach 150 Kansas high school students US History this year–and never leave his home in Belleville. Unless he needs to work from his tractor cab. Or a hospital waiting room. Or his in-laws home in Pennsylvania. That’s because Freitag’s classroom is a virtual […]

Kristem Rohloff

Students Inspire Coon Rapids Teacher to Publish

Originally published in Anoka County Union Herald – December 15, 2017 It took a nudge from one of her students before Coon Rapids resident Kristen Rohloff decided to pursue publication of her four-book series, “Phantasmic Wars.” Rohloff, 29, teaches high school English online for Minnesota Virtual Academy. Approximately 140 students from all over the state take […]

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DC Charter school offers new way of learning

Delia Goncalves, WUSA WASHINGTON (WUSA9) – Students say the virtual learning at Friendship Public Charter school is the best of both worlds: they learn at home at their own speed but still get to socialize through weekly class visits, field trips, sports and clubs. Zachary Walls, 12,  is a 6th grader at Friendship Public Charter […]


Online or in a classroom, teachers matter

5/15/2017 Kerry Levi, Greenville Online We can agree that teachers play an impactful role in our children’s lives. It wasn’t until my son TJ was diagnosed with a serious medical condition that I discovered just how much a great teacher matters. This is National Teacher Appreciation Week, I’m especially grateful for Addy Andrews, the teacher who has made […]

Mother Thanks Teacher for Helping Boost Daughter’s Confidence

5/11/17 Shirley Mosley, Camas-Washougal Post-Record  National Teacher Appreciation week is May 8-12. I write to honor Renee Mongeau, my daughter Sheridan’s algebra teacher at Insight School of Washington (ISWA). Sheridan began ISWA in January after previously attending our local brick-and-mortar school. Due to an overabundance of students at the high school, we felt that it […]

History Teacher Earns Praise

5/7/2017 Arissa Vaughn, Las Vegas Sun In conjunction with Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12, I’d like to recognize a teacher who has made a difference in my life this school year.  Mrs. Nichole Shoning is my 11th grade history teacher at Nevada Virtual Academy. She has has shown me a great deal of compassion and […]

Grateful for School Choice

Alicia Fingerle, The Charlotte Observer When my son Christopher attended brick and mortar school, he had a difficult time staying focused and struggled with routine. His online public school teacher at N.C. Virtual Academy, Kimberly Clifton, has inspired him to become excited about learning. She sparked a passion we haven’t seen before. He has a […]