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Principal's Message

Hello Destinations Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year. I am so excited to be the new principal for Destinations Academy. I am looking forward to building our alternative education community and continuing to create a space where all students are accepted and given opportunities to excel in their areas of interest and strengths.

I have worked in the Coos Bay School District since 2007. My first position was as an educational assistant at MHS. I then became a Special Education teacher, a Speech & Debate Coach, and served in many leadership roles at the high school level. Last year, I transitioned into the K-6 world as an assistant principal where I gained invaluable experience at Madison and Sunset. When the position of Alternative Education Administrator became available, I decided to return to my passion of helping high school students find their path in the world and building systems that help families to become part of the school community. 
 
There are many other exciting changes this year. First, we will now be located at 333 S. 10th Street (former Blossom Gulch campus). This move would not have been possible without the extremely hard work of our maintenance and custodial staff. They have worked tirelessly this summer to make sure we had a space to begin the year with new opportunities within our new space. We have also hired a new math teacher, Rhonda Sollars. She is coming to us from New Mexico where she has taught advanced mathematics. We are also in the process of hiring a new secretary and a science teacher. 
 
We cannot wait to welcome our students back on September 7th. More updated information will be sent out in the next week. If you were unable to attend registration on August 24 & 25, please contact the office at 541-267-1485.
 
I hope to serve you and our students well in the upcoming year.
 
Kayla Crook
Alternative Education Administrator
 

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