Meet our team
Meet Our Special Programs Staff
The iQ Academy California – Los Angeles (IQLA) staff have years of experience in education and are dedicated to supporting your student with special needs.
Breauna Wall | Director of Special Education
Breauna graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a bachelor's degree in sociology and criminal law. She holds two master's degrees, one in special education from Arizona State University and one in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. Breauna is currently a student at Johns Hopkins University, earning a Doctor of Education. She has nearly a decade of experience serving students with developing needs as a teacher, program director, principal, consultant and university associate. She is passionate above improving student outcomes. As the director of special education, she works to ensure that all students have the resources they need to reach their full academic potential.
Kristine Gornto | Director of Special Education Compliance
Kristine graduated from California State University, Hayward with a bachelor's degree in English and Chapman University with a master's degree in special education. She received her teaching credentials from California State University, Stanislaus and Chapman University and spent seven years teaching English and special education at a brick-and-mortar continuation high school. Prior to her current role, she worked as a district program specialist/administrator for six years. As director of special education compliance, she works to ensure that all special education programs and services are legally compliant.
Brandy Scott | Director of Student Support Services
Brandy holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a certificate in applied behavior analysis from California State University, Fresno and a master's degree in special education from NU with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Her background and experience are in management, banking and finance, and she most recently served as the related services manager for IQLA and other virtual schools. She has also worked directly with students with autism during her graduate and undergraduate years. She believes that all students should be celebrated for who they are and has enjoyed the shift in educational culture that recognizes that students with disabilities are students with ABILITIES. Embracing the skills of students, especially due to neurological differences such as ASD is no longer a dream for the future, it is a reality now. Brandy is student-centered and passionate in her desire that all IQLA students with special needs are identified, supported, and served quickly and with excellence.
Krista Mount | Director of Categorical Programs
Krista graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis in mathematics. She received her teaching credential from Saint Mary's College of California and spent eight years teaching at a brick-and-mortar elementary school before joining California Virtual Academy at Sutter as a teacher during the 2005–2006 school year. Since then, she has served as lead teacher of middle school mathematics and as curriculum specialist for the California Virtual Academies. As director of categorical programs for IQLA, she works to ensure that all students have the resources they need to reach their full academic potential.
Marissa Probst | Program Specialist
Marisa is both an educator and a parent of students with learning needs. Both of her children had IEPs during their school years and they inspired her to pursue a career in special education. Prior to working in education, she worked as a paralegal. While attending school to complete her bachelor's degree and credentialing, she worked as long-term substitute para-educator in a non-public school for student's with emotional disturbance. She obtained her bachelor's in liberal studies from California Luther University in 2010 and her Mild/Moderate Education Specialist teaching credential in 2011. She earned her master's in special education in 2013 and a master's in educational leadership in 2014. She has spent most of her teaching career working with middle and high school students with emotional disorders. In March 2019, she joined CAVA as a TK–2nd grade education specialist and in September 2019, she transitioned to IQLA as a program specialist in special education.