Board of Directors


Judith Stokes, President, has been with Branson School Online since 2002, a virtual school for Colorado students in kindergarten through grade 12. She has a multifaceted background with experience in education, government, and industry. Stokes previously had 23 years in the telecommunications sector and established her own consulting firm before returning to her roots in education. She has served as both a teacher and member of the administration for the Branson School District. She currently serves as the Educational, Organizational and Public Affairs consultant for Branson School District serving Branson School Online.

CCA Vice President

Dr. Kris Enright is the Assistant Executive Director for GOAL Academy. He has been active in the areas of teaching, educational leadership, professional development, and online education for more than 20 years as a teacher, principal, community college instructor, and graduate professor. Dr. Enright is the Vice President of the Colorado Cyberschool Association, represents the Association of American Educators (AAE) as the national online education expert, serves on the Calvert Online and Imagine Classical Academy charter school boards as well as the Rachel’s Challenge National Advisory Board. He has served as the lead online charter application evaluator for the Colorado Charter School Institute, has served on statewide and national committees, and has consulted within charter schools, online schools, adolescent treatment centers, and for Pearson Education. Dr. Enright received his B.A. in Music, Elementary Education, & Middle School Education, his M.A. in Special Education, and his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He has conducted research in the areas of technology, educational technology, online learning, home-schooling, and education reform. Dr. Enright’s greatest interests lie in online education and partnerships among communities, foundations, and policy-makers which advance education reform and address the needs of all students.

CCA Secretary

Heidi Heineke Magri has more than eighteen years of experience in education, working with students of all ages and ability levels. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and teaching credentials from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, focusing on curriculum and assessment, and received her principal credentials from the University of Denver. Since joining COVA in its second year Ms. Heineke Magri has served as a teacher, assessment coordinator, gifted and talented coordinator, and director of assessment and accountability, and director of high school. Currently she serves as the Head of School for Colorado Virtual Academy, advocating for educational options.  Ms. Heineke Magri is a board member of the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and of Colorado Cyberschool Association (CCA).  She is proud to be part of the team, paving the way for students to receive a quality education.


Heather O'Mara, Treasurer, is active in Hope Online’s daily operations in the areas of academics, technology, and finance. Her strategic planning leadership has resulted in a key partnership with Douglas County School District. Going on her twelfth year in the online education industry, Ms. O'Mara has a passion for online k-12 academics and at-risk youth.


Dr. Kathryn Knox, Member, is the Director of School Improvement for COVA. Throughout her twenty-five years of diverse education experience, including university, online, and charter schools, she has been a junior high English and French teacher, an ESL instructor, and a writing instructor. Now, as part of COVA’s improvement initiatives, she oversees school accountability, accreditation and special services.


Dirk Oden, Member, is director of Monte Vista On-Line Academy. Mr. Oden has over twenty years teaching experience, and he has been involved in online education for a decade. He hopes his passion for learning rubs off on others. Dirk has been a presenter at national and state conferences in the areas of effective science teaching and the characteristics of quality online learning programs. He enjoys writing, cross-country skiing, canoeing, fishing, bow-hunting, and, most of all, spending time with his family.