Meet our team
Student Support Team
Traci Daly, Social Worker
Mrs. Daly received her bachelor's degree in social work, with emphasis in Special Education from Carroll College in Helena Montana. Throughout college she worked in Head Start, Migrant Education and Hospice before moving to Gillette Wyoming. Since moving to Gillette she has worked in youth rehabilitation and crisis treatment, as a parent mentor, a home visitor with Early Head Start, and as a social worker with community corrections and addictions. Mrs. Daly has also been involved with youth programs in her church, suicide prevention, local outdoor initiatives for youth as well as a coach for youth sports. She received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wyoming in 2014. Mrs. Daly has been happy to have been with Stride since 2016.
CJ Jewett, Counselor Tech
I started at Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA) in 2013 with the intention of helping students stay in school with my compliance coordinator job title. That quickly changed and I started to help Middle School students get caught up in their classes and staying caught up throughout the school year. The most vital lesson I have learned throughout the years is each student is different and each student life situation is unique.
I understand that all families coming to WYVA have their personal reasons. Whether it is to get caught up in a grade, medical reasons, mental health or the flexibility, the list is endless. I just want to help and guide the Middle school student make the best decisions with their time spend in WYVA and in the Middle School.
Danielle Opitz, English Language Learning Teacher
Mrs. Opitz serves as the K-12 English Language Learning (ELL) teacher/coordinator for WYVA. She has taught in a variety of settings from elementary through university levels since she began teaching in 1993. She attended the University of Kansas, earning her bachelors in elementary education, her Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and an endorsement in teaching reading. She has also had the opportunity to travel abroad and teach English in the Czech Republic. Mrs. Opitz and her husband have 3 teenage children. She loves living in Star Valley, Wyoming and calling the mountains her home.
Jeanie Stukey, High School Counselor
Ms. Stukey (rhymes with cookie) has served Wyoming students as a HS Counselor since 2005 and joined WYVA in 2020. She was raised in Alaska and currently lives in Powell, Wyoming. She earned a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Montana State University-Billings, and a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. She is passionate about helping students plan and prepare for college, and advising students as they pursue graduation and eligibility for the Hathaway Scholarship program.