Middle School - Evergreen Virtual Academy

Letter from the Principal

Dear Evergreen Virtual Academy Community, 

I extend a heartfelt welcome to all our students, parents, guardians, staff, and community members as we embark on a new and innovative academic year at Evergreen Virtual Academy. It is with great excitement that I address you all, and I am honored to serve as the K-8 Principal in this virtual learning journey. 

At Evergreen Virtual Academy, we believe that learning knows no boundaries. Our virtual platform opens doors to endless possibilities, enabling us to deliver a high-quality education that is flexible, personalized, and tailored to the unique needs of each student. Whether it’s the first day of Kindergarten or the final year of Middle School, we are dedicated to creating an engaging and supportive online environment that promotes academic growth and personal development. 

I encourage all parents and Learning Coaches to be active participants in their child’s education. Your partnership is crucial in creating a successful EVA learning experience. Together, we can foster a love for learning that transcends physical boundaries and prepares our students for a future of endless possibilities. 

Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your children. Here’s to a year of curiosity, growth, and excellence at Evergreen Virtual Academy! 


Caitlin Klenz, EVA K-8 Principal

In middle school, student learning changes to a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade of 60 percent or above on their assignments and online lessons.

Students will experience due dates assigned to lessons to encourage accountability and build time management skills towards high school. Our middle schoolers will continue to attend regular “Class Connect” sessions. Students at this age will be strongly encouraged to begin advocating for themselves when they need help.

In general, our middle school students are expected to spend approximately 4–7 hours on schoolwork per school day with increasing independence.

During the middle school years, a learning coach can expect to transition their child to a more independent learning model in preparation for high school. Although the level of involvement really depends on your individual child, a learning coach for 6-8 students is working alongside students to build on their time management skills.

We like to prepare our learning coaches by being transparent that the initial 4–8 weeks can be intensive, as families settle into a routine. In middle school, students begin to have increased independence, but parent/Learning Coach involvement is essential for about 60–70% of school time and approximately 25–35% of this time is online

As a public school our students are expected to participate in annual state testing beginning in 3rd grade.

In addition, EVA administers in-house NWEA testing online multiple times throughout the year to all of our students. These results help to ensure instruction is aligned to student academic needs.

Staff & Faculty

Emily Borrego

Dean of Students & Programs

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(541) 751-5021

Erin Brazel

Middle School Wellness

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(541) 736-6107

Charissa Davis

MS Special Education Teacher/Case Manager

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(541) 808-7844

Caitlin Klenz

Director of HR/K-8 Principal

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(541) 294-0904

Adam Leary

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(541) 305- 5083

Tina Lowen

Middle School English / Language Arts

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(541) 751-5410

Lee Lynch

Middle School Special Education Teacher/Case Manager

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(541) 435-8000

Erica Nass

K-8 Electives

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(458) 710-0404

Lindsey Rusher

Middle School Science

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(541) 435-4016

Karina Smyth

School Social Worker

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(541) 294-1068

Robert Tatarek

Middle School History

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(541) 294-9196

Danny Weinberg

Middle School Humanities

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(458) 710-0381

Laura Wells

Middle School Math

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(541) 294-1296

Melissa Whitley

Middle School Math

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(458) 710-0407

Naomi Woodburn

Middle School Science & Math

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(458) 710-0397