Meet Our Administrators
Teri Cady, Head of School
Mrs. Teri Cady is the Head of School for Destinations Career Academy. She has been with CODCA and K12 schools since 2008. Mrs. Cady has a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and another Master’s degree in School Administration. Mrs. Cady is licensed through the State of Colorado as a Science Teacher and a School Administrator. She is passionate about teaching, students, and creating successful, meaningful learning opportunities for students across Colorado.
Amber Schriner, 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. This is her 6th year as an administrator at the school and she keeps coming back because she LOVES it here. She has a deep passion for post-secondary readiness and feels that the CTE pathways that are offered are an integral part of the school's success.
Alyssa Baker, CTE Coordinator
Adelita Shepherd, Compliance and Family Engagement Coordinator
Mrs. Shepherd earned a BA in Political Science from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has been working in public education since 2006. Adelita has been with Destinations Career Academy of Colorado since 2014. She helps students and families engage in the online school, and teams-up with Advisors and Counselors to support students through the online journey. Her passion is communication and politics (don't worry, she won't preach to you). Mrs. Shepherd advocates for a graffiti-free Aurora, and helps neighbors report blemishes in their neighborhood.
Melissa Carpenter, Testing Coordinator
Mrs. Carpenter joined the K12 team in 2014. She was most recently the Electives High School teacher for Colorado Preparatory Academy. Melissa earned a BS in Physical Education from Clearwater Christian College and a MS in Sports Management from Missouri Baptist University. She is currently working on completing her Principal License from Colorado State University. She has 14 years of teaching experience as a PE/Health teacher in the private and public school settings for grades K-12.