Administrators

Leverage the Expertise of Seasoned Education Administrators

Texas Virtual Academy’s (TXVA’s) administrators are dedicated to making our virtual school an ideal learning experience for all students. Additionally, the K12 support staff handles the technology and other back-end business aspects for our school, providing all TXVA families with a strong technical support system.

  • Daphne Troxell, Principal for Grades 6–8 born and raised in Arizona where she began her teaching career as a high school math teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in math and was part of an administrative training program in Arizona. She moved to Texas in 2014 and has enjoyed learning all about Texas history. She served as a regional instructional coach for the Southern Region prior to joining TXVA as principal. Daphne has been focused on improving the academic performance of schools in our Southern Region and has played an integral role in the development of our national Students First Instructional Coaching program. Prior to joining the Southern Region, Daphne served as the math department lead, new teacher mentor, and middle school math teacher at both Arizona Virtual Academy and TXVA. She is dedicated to helping others reach their highest potential and become effective members of our communities.
  • Kathryn Monroe, 6-8 Curriculum Coordinator, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2007 and is currently completing her Master’s in Education at Liberty University. Kathryn taught in the brick-and-mortar setting in various content areas including Special Education, ESL, and elementary self-contained. She is passionately committed to encouraging joy and exploration as the foundation of successful instruction. Kathryn works with teachers to improve academic achievement for all students by providing high quality, learner-oriented instruction.
  • Tom Troxell, Special Programs Manager (Interim), holds an undergraduate degree from Covenant College in Historical Studies and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Special Education. He taught in traditional brick-and-mortar schools for fourteen years, working with all grade levels, Kindergarten through 12th grade. His background includes teaching both general education and special education students. Within special education, Tom has specialized in students with emotional disabilities and students who are often in self-contained classrooms. Tom began working in virtual education in 2009 and joined K12 in 2012. While working in the virtual classroom, Tom has worked with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade across the complete spectrum of special education services and students being served through Section 504. His areas of focus include: Student engagement; Lesson adjustments (accommodation and modifications); General education teacher support; Student behavior support; Teacher training; and Family support. Away from work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, three children who dance competitively, six fish, and a dog.
  • Christy Brewer, High School Curriculum and AP® Coordinator, began her career as a virtual educator in 2008 with iQ Academy Texas and then TXVA in 2010 as a high school social studies teacher. She has taught students in grades 6–12 in the subjects of English, special education, and social studies, and holds certifications in various fields. Christy holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She believes that all children can prosper, and that it is our duty as educators to provide them with the tools to be successful.