Meet our team
Our Student Support Team
The members of the Student Engagement Team supports student success at Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin. Our team offers support to the student, including working with the family as a unit, by promoting engagement and removing barriers to the child’s academic success. We work in partnership 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.
Toni Flood, DCA Student Engagement Mentor
Phone: 608.838.9482 ext. 2130
Toni Flood comes from a teaching family with a sister and brother who are or were teachers. She was a home-schooling parent and "learning coach" having educated her three sons for all of their schooling and three nephews through high school (she taught World History so many times she was able to CLEP out of Western Civilization when she returned to college). Toni and her family were a part of the very first Wisconsin virtual charter school and were a part of the very first year of WIVA. When she was finished with the responsibilities of their education, Toni returned to being a student herself and finished her undergrad degree at the college her grandmother had graduated from 75 years earlier - and, yes, her grandmother was there for her graduation ceremony!
Tanya Steger, High School Counselor
Tanya 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 she became a school counselor, Tanya 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 currently resides in central Wisconsin with her husband, son, and chocolate lab, Slider. 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.
Jodell Gagnow, Student Support Manager
Phone: 608.838.9482 ext. 3168
Jodell Gagnow is passionate about transforming academic growth through motivation, encouragement, and supporting others in finding their inner spark. She has been affiliated with K12 Stride Learning since 2015. Jodell’s education consists of a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and she has a technical degree in Dental Assisting. She also continues to participate in continuing education.
Her personal mission statement is “fear not, every dawn opens hope and opportunity.” Jodell is an imaginative leader that focuses on an individual’s uniqueness as a strength. Jodell can often be found in the outdoors on a walk with her dog or sitting in the sun reading a book during her downtime.