About Our School

Meet Our Team

Nakia Mccall

Nakia McCall, Head of School

Mrs. Nakia McCall is the Head of School for Destinations Career Academy of Georgia. She seeks to guide educational excellence and foster a supportive environment for students, educators, and the learning community. Her vision is to cultivate a culture of learning, innovation, and inclusivity while remaining dedicated to shaping the minds and futures of our GADCA students.

Mrs. McCall started her journey in education by earning a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University, where she honed her passion for teaching and learning. As a 26-year veteran educator, she has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has also worked as a curriculum specialist, parent and community engagement specialist, and instructional coach. Her extensive experience led her to pursue a Master in School Administration and Leadership and a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from East Carolina University. Most recently, Mrs. McCall served as the Academic Administrator/Principal here at GADCA. As a lifelong learner, she is pursuing a Doctor of Education to further enhance her capacity to effect systemic change and advance educational practices.

Mrs. McCall is the proud wife of a retired United States Marine with whom she shares the value of discipline, resilience, and service. They are the proud parents of four children from elementary to college. Alongside her professional endeavors, she finds solace and joy in composing songs and singing, a lifelong passion. Although she also loves a good book, she enjoys occasional movie marathons, relishing the opportunity to unwind and immerse herself in captivating stories.

Meghan Simonin

Meghan Simonin, Academic Administrator

Meghan Simonin is the Academic Administrator for the Destinations Career Academy of Georgia, focusing on curriculum, instruction, academic planning, and staff development.   

Meghan obtained her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. She began her teaching career in lower grades, teaching Kindergarten and 1st grades, eventually finding her love in 4th grade, teaching ELA and Social Studies. She served on numerous leadership teams, school councils, and professional learning teams. Meghan attended Kennesaw State University and graduated with a Masters in Educational Leadership with a focus on Instructional Technology. After completing this degree, Meghan moved onto become the Instructional Coordinator at her school, which led to becoming an Assistant Principal for the past 6 years.

In Meghan’s free time she loves to spend time with her husband, two children and two dogs, go camping and spend time outdoors, travel, watch movies, and organize all the things!

Margeaux Kittles

Margeaux Kittles, Academic Administrator for Special Programs

Dr. Kittles is currently serving as the Academic Administrator-Special Programs/Director of Special Education for Destinations Career Academy of Georgia. In this role, she supports all areas of exceptional education to include Gifted Education, Englisher Language Learners (ELLs), Special Education and students who receive instructional support via 504 plans.

Dr. Kittles earned a Ph.D. in Special Education Administration after completing a dissertation that studied the experiences of educators who serve twice-exceptional learners in Georgia from Liberty University. Additionally, her completion of master’s and specialist degrees in special education and special education leadership respectively, as well as a leadership certification at the University of West Georgia have provided the training needed to be successful as an educator. Finally, Dr. Kittles earned a B.S. in Business Administration-Finance with a minor in Computer Science from Johnson C. Smith University, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In her 15 years as a Georgia educator, Dr. Margeaux Kittles has been privileged to work with students, teachers and leaders in a variety of positions. Her professional experience spans pre-K through post-secondary settings and includes roles such as Director of Special Education, Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Program Instructional Support, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)/School Improvement Coach, Testing Coordinator, Georgia Alternative Assessment Trainer, Diagnostician, and Professional Development Facilitator. Dr.  Kittles’ former training and development coupled with expertise in the areas of compliance, individualized instruction and capacity-building have consistently provided opportunities to share her aptitude beyond the confines of her physical workplace. Dr. Kittles is an active presenter on topics related to student exceptionality and the impact on practice. She has presented at post-secondary schools and professional conferences such as Columbia University’s-Teachers College Winter Roundtable, Kennesaw State University’ s Conference on Literacy, Metro Atlanta Intellectual Disabilities Consortium, and the University of West Georgia Teacher Preparation Cohort among others.

Dr. Kittles is committed to finding a way. Her personal mantra is, “Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods.” This disposition is reflected in her unwavering commitment to always finding a way to meet student needs. She is married to Nicholas, whom she met at Johnson C. Smith University and together they have four children.

Kristen Rosenquist

Kristen Rosenquist, School Operations Manager

Kristen Rosenquist is the Operations Manager for the Destinations Career Academy of Georgia.

Kristen serves as the primary point of contact on enrollment processes and procedures for students, prospective students, parents, administrative personnel, and reporting agencies.  She is responsible for registration, withdrawals and maintaining student records and data. In addition, she is the school’s system management, human resources, and accounts payable representative.

She has worked in virtual education for over 8 years. Prior to taking this role in 2023, Kristen was the administrative lead of the math and computer science department of another Stride/K12. She has served as the middle school math chair as well as taught mathematics virtually for students in 6th through 8th Grade.

Kristen earned an B.A. in classical civilization and philosophy from the University of Mary Washington, and a Masters degree from Georgia Southern University in middle school mathematics and social science. She is currently pursuing her Tier I/II Educational Leadership Certification from the University of West Georgia.

Brandi Beavers

Brandi Beavers, Academic Accountability & Grants Management Specialist

Brandi Beavers is the Academic Accountability and Grant Management Specialist for Destinations Career Academy. With over 17 years of experience in K12 and higher education, Brandi brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role.

She is a proud graduate of Furman University with degrees in Geology and History and completed her educational leadership at the University of Georgia. She has held various positions throughout her career, including Director of Financial Aid, Director of Strategic Partnerships, and a Certified College Access Specialist for a large Georgia school district. As the Federal Programs and Grants Manager for GADCA, she manages grants and ensures compliance with federal regulations. In addition, she also serves as the Testing Coordinator, Security Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and MKV Liaison.

Outside work, Brandi is a wife, a former Geologist, and a proud mother of three. Two daughters have matriculated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Nutrition and Biology and a son who currently attends Georgia College and State University as a Biology major. 

Brandi is passionate about sharing her knowledge and looks forward to the upcoming school year, where she will work closely with GADCA students and families.

Brandy Yates

Brandy Yates, Career Readiness Coordinator

Brandy Yates is the Career Readiness Coordinator for the Destinations Career Academy of Georgia with a focus on developing a work-based learning program that will provide our students with real world work experiences in a career pathway that matches their interests and aptitudes.  

Brandy obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University in Tiffin, OH.  Brandy worked in the banking and financial services industry for twenty years in various sales and leadership roles.  Brandy obtained her Master’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Bowling Green State University in 2018 and began her teaching career in Bellevue, OH as the Career Workforce Development Specialist.    Brandy taught an Employability class, a Leadership in Business class and served as a Career Coach for grades 9-12 in Bellevue until June of 2023.  She moved to Georgia to be with her husband who relocated for work.  Brandy has completed all coursework for her PhD in Global Leadership and Change at Tiffin University and is currently working on her dissertation with a focus on Emotional Intelligence in relation to leadership.  Brandy joined GADCA in July of 2023.

In Brandy’s free time she loves to read, spend time with her husband, daughter, and new grandchild.  She loves adventure and looks to experience outdoor activities such as kayaking and ziplining!

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson, Community Engagement Specialist

Emily is the Community Engagement Specialist at GADCA, dedicated to fostering strong connections and providing invaluable support to the families we serve. Her role involves leveraging her extensive background in education to develop and implement strategies that enhance community involvement and promote educational growth among GADCA families.

A graduate of Shenandoah University, Emily swiftly transitioned into teaching, dedicating seven years to elementary education, primarily in third grade. Her pursuit of educational excellence led her to acquire a Master of Education from the University of South Carolina.

Her professional journey is marked by roles such as content lead, grade chair, and a member of the GCPS district assessment team, where she was instrumental in editing and creating test items. Now at GADCA, Emily is excited to channel her educational insights into serving families in her community.

Outside work, Emily’s world revolves around her family, including her husband, young son, and two dogs. She also nurtures a passion for teaching Pure Barre classes, reflecting her commitment to health and well-being.