About Our School
Meet Our Team
The administrators at the Career Academy of Utah (CAU) are ready to share their innovation, expertise, and enthusiasm with your family. The leadership is dedicated to empowering our school community.
Dr. Bonita Teasley | Executive Director
Dr. Bonita Teasley is the Executive Director and Head of Schools for the Career Academy of Utah. Dr. Teasley has an earned Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Planning in Executive Public-School Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in educational administration from Prairie View A&M University, and a Bachelor’s in Applied Learning Development from the University of Texas at Austin. For the past 20 years, Dr. Teasley has been directly involved in educational policy and planning, federal and state public school administration, and public school administration. Her work experience encompasses overseeing the implementation of federal and state laws and local policies and providing technical assistance for non-routine educational policy matters. In addition to being a public school administrator, Dr. Teasley has worked in higher education as a professor and researcher. She is a published author and in her spare time, enjoys writing, reading, and gardening.
Amy Vance | Academic Administrator
Amy Vance is excited to join the CAU staff as the Academic Administrator. She has over 20 years of education experience with 13 years in online education. She earned both her bachelor's degree and master’s degree from Utah State University. Amy has taught in New Mexico, Utah, Alabama, and
Meghan Griffin | Operations Manager
Meghan Griffin is Operations Manager at CAU. She manages school launch, enrollment, re-registration, records, attendance, state reporting, state testing, compliance, billing and external accounts. Her career in education began as a 3rd grade teacher after receiving her Master’s in Teaching from Oregon State University in 2008. She worked in brick-and-mortar schools until 2014 when she started teaching with Stride Inc. In 2015, she was ready to explore other avenues in education and found her home in Operations.
Randi Putnam | Career Readiness Educator Coordinator/School Counselor
She has earned a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Utah University. Randi has 5 years’ experience as a high school counselor and is passionate about helping students with career and college readiness and self-exploration. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, gardening, art, and spending time with family.
Rick Campbell | Testing Coordinator
Rick has been in Education for 28 years, teaching Math for 25 of those years. He Received his bachelor’s degree, and his teaching Credentials at Southern Utah University and he received his Master’s degree in Education Leadership from UNLV. Rick grew up in New Mexico, taught in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and now Utah. He has taught in the inner city, the suburbs, rural communities, juvenile court schools, and now in the online setting. He comes to CAU with well-rounded experience and background. He is an avid sports fan and loves time in the Mountains with his family.