Meet our team
Our Student Support Team
The members of the Student Engagement Team support student success at Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin. Our team supports the student, including working with the family as a unit, by promoting engagement and removing barriers to the child's academic success. We work closely with your teachers to support your child's active engagement and efforts in learning. Please take a moment to get to know your support team.
Kandi Bretl | Engagement Mentor
Kandi Bretl is thrilled to join DCA after 33 years of service in special education at all levels. She loves anything related to math and science, but her passion is connecting people as well as sharing new and exciting experiences and opportunities. Kandi lives on 20 acres in Southern Door County with her husband of 33 years and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking with fresh ingredients grown on their land, learning new things, and creating. She is very excited to support all the students at DCA!
Toni Flood | Engagement and Enrollment Mentor
Ms. Flood comes from a teaching family with a sister and brother who are or were teachers. She was a homeschooling parent and Learning Coach, having educated her three sons for all their schooling and three nephews through high school (she taught world history so many times she could CLEP out of Western Civilization when she returned to college). Ms. Flood and her family were a part of the first Wisconsin virtual charter school and the first year of WIVA. When she finished with the responsibilities of their education, she returned to being a student. She completed her undergrad degree at the college her grandmother graduated from 75 years earlier. And, yes, her grandmother was there for her graduation ceremony!
Karen Foeckler | High School Counselor
Mrs. Foeckler joined DCA after spending many years in a traditional school setting in the Kenosha, Franklin, and Kettle Moraine School Districts and at WIVA. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and her master's degree in educational psychology from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mrs. Foeckler has enjoyed working with elementary, middle, and high school-level students. She lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband, four children, and her rescue dog. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, playing volleyball, reading, and summer.
Tanya Steger | High School Counselor
Mrs. Steger came to Destinations at the beginning of the 2013–2014 school year. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University and her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee in 2001. Before becoming a school counselor, Mrs. Steger was a member of the intake staff in the behavioral medicine department at hospitals in the Milwaukee area and served as a residential counselor in the eating disorder unit at Rogers Memorial Hospital. She resides in central Wisconsin with her husband, son, and dog Winston. She loves hanging out with her boys, spending quality time with friends, traveling the world, gardening, researching all aspects of wellness, doing puzzles, and playing board games.
Karen Streim | Engagement Mentor
Ms. Streim joins DCA after being in the medical technology field. She holds a bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee. She has spent her entire career working in a laboratory as a bench tech, then as a client services representative, and finally in lab quality. Her love of educating and helping others has led her to a career change. She is excited to be an engagement mentor at DCA!
She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has raised four children; she also has three grandchildren. In her free time, Ms. Streim enjoys anything outdoors. Her favorites include gardening, fishing, kayaking, hiking, ice fishing, and snowshoeing.
Sara Koch | Engagement Mentor
Sara Koch comes to DCA after six years with Madison School District; three with CTE/Pathways, and three at Emerson Elementary as a school secretary. Before MMSD, she worked for four years in Corrections, working in a range of office capacities in minimum and maximum security, and supervision.
Aside from working in education, she’s been involved in CTE most of her life. Whether it was in the garage with her uncle, learning woodworking, construction, and agriculture from her grandfather, or watching medical shows with her mom, CTE has been her life.
Sara has an associate degree in graphic design from Madison Media Institute, a bachelor's in business management from Rasmussen, and she is currently finishing her MBA in Tech Management from SNHU Online.