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.

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.

Lydia Given

Lydia Given | Program Specialist

Lydia graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree, with distinction, in special education. She holds a California clear Education Specialist credential, with added authorizations for autism, assessment, and English learners. Lydia has been an educator for more than a decade, working as a classroom paraprofessional, 1:1 aide, academic mentor, behavior specialist, PLC facilitator, teacher, and program specialist. As someone who values collaboration between general and special education, Lydia took on PLC leadership roles at Palisades Charter High School and CA Virtual Academies (CAVA) and spearheaded the design and implementation of CAVA High School’s co-teaching program. She is especially passionate about finding creative solutions to complex issues as well as empowering people to recognize their individual strengths and potential. As a program specialist, she is committed to providing guidance, instruction, and support that benefits teachers, parents, and students alike.