Meet Our Team

Meet Our Administrators

Teri Cady

Teri Cady | Head of School

Mrs. Cady is honored to be the head of school for Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (Destinations), and she has served in this position since August 2016. She has been in education for more than 20 years as a science teacher, a high school principal, and as head of school for Destinations. Mrs. Cady is passionate about helping students explore their opportunities in and out of school, realize their extraordinary potential, and help prepare them for success in college and career. Mrs. Cady strongly believes that our students are our most important investment for the future of our world. She enjoys working with the talented and inspiring staff and with the amazing students at Destinations. Mrs. Cady also finds great pleasure in trail running, biking, and skiing in our beautiful Colorado mountains.

Denise Dutton

Denise Dutton | Dean/SPED

Ms. Dutton is the special programs academic administrator and dean of students for Destinations Career Academy. Ms. Dutton feels very lucky to work with all our students grades 4-12! She is especially passionate about the work she does to support our special education, gifted and talented, multi-language learner, and 504 populations. She has worked in education for over 20 years. Ms. Dutton holds a BA in English Language Arts from the University of Northern Colorado (GO BEARS!), an MA in Severe – Affective Education from the University of Colorado, and is currently working on her EdS in Administration and Special Education Leadership (GO BEARS!). She is passionate about the work done at Destinations, and she enjoys every minute of it!

Breeann Gibbons

Breeann Gibbons | CTE Administrator

Mrs. Gibbons is the career technical (CTE) administrator at Destinations Career Academy. Before transitioning to this role, she worked as a school counselor at the high school, middle school, and elementary levels. Mrs. Gibbons loves working with young people and making a difference in their lives. She is passionate about helping students discover themselves, inspiring them to do their personal best in life, and preparing them for the years beyond. She strongly believes in the CTE pathways that Destinations offers and trusts that our students can look forward to boundless opportunities in their future!

Amber Shrirner

Amber Schriner | HS Principal

Mrs. Schriner is the principal at Destinations. Mrs. Schriner has her MA in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Colorado-Denver and her BA in elementary education from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She loves CODCA, and each year comes back to bring more excitement and adventur to her staff and students. She has a deep passion for postsecondary readiness and feels that the career pathways offered are an integral part of the school’s success.

Matt Burns | Testing Coordinator

Mr. Burns is the testing coordinator for CODCA, CPA, & PPOS. He has been with K12 Stride Colorado schools since 2020, starting as an elementary school advisor at CPA before becoming the testing coordinator in 2023. He has his BA in communication and is finishing up his MS in Data Science from Regis University. He is passionate about online education having received both his degrees online and loves being a testing coordinator as it allows him to work with all three Colorado K12 Stride schools. Mr. Burns enjoys traveling, reading, snuggling his pets, and playing board games with friends.

Amy Cook

Amy Cook | MS Principal

Mrs. Cook is the elementary and middle school principal at CODCA. She has been in education for 20+ years, spending most of it in the online education realm. Her background is in special education. She has been with CODCA (previously Insight School of Colorado) school since 2009. She is passionate about serving our students, their families, and this school. Mrs. Cook enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Adelita Shepherd | Non-Discrimination Coordinator, Special Programs Compliance Coordinator

At Destinations, Mrs. Shepherd enjoys seeing students engage and learn through meaningful curriculum, taught by purposeful teams of teachers. She also enjoys seeing students grow academically and socially via our CTE pathways and many socialization opportunities offered throughout the school year. Mrs. Shepherd is grateful to be part of a team that cares so deeply for student success and overall achievement. She has a BA in political science from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MS in supply chain management from the University of Maryland. Mrs. Shepherd also enjoys learning about Artificial Intelligence, the powers and disruptions it poses for all learners and the workforce at large.