Dayton Leadership Academies

A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

3-5 Team

Tina Bailey
Bailey, Tina
4th grade Teacher, House Team Coordinator
Academy Staff
3-5 Team

Ms. Bailey is from Dayton Ohio; She attended Central State University for undergraduate school and Northcentral University for graduate school. She has dedicated her life to becoming an educator that will help children find enjoyment in learning. She has been working in the educational field for the past 15 years and She loves it! She is the mother of twins and feels her heart with joy every day. Family means everything to her and her passion for educating young minds is how she knew DLA was the right choice!  



Kimberly Easley
Easley, Kimberly
4th Grade Teacher
Academy Staff
3-5 Team

Ms. Easley was born and raised in Central Islip, New York. Ms. Easley graduated from Arizona State University West with a degree in Special Education and a Master's Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University. Ms. Easley taught 7 years in Phoenix, Arizona, 3 years in Richmond, Virginia, and 4 years in Dayton, Ohio. I am excited to work with a team of educators that are invested in cultivating young leaders to proficiency and beyond in body,mind, and spirit. 

Brooke Ellington
Ellington, Brooke
5th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies
Academy Staff
3-5 Team

Miss Ellington graduated from the University of Dayton with a B.A in Education.  She is certified in Language Arts and Social Studies. She loves how welcoming DLA is and how rigorous the curriculum is.  


Letecia Ellis
Ellis, Letecia
3rd Grade Small Group Instructor
3-5 Team

Mrs. Ellis obtained her B.A. in Communications from Central State University and her Ma.ED in Curriculum Instruction from the University of Phoenix.  She has 6 years of experience in classroom instruction and 18 years experience in youth education. She loves the culture and family like atmosphere of DLA.  


Brittany LePage
LePage, Brittany
3rd Grade Teacher
Academy Staff
3-5 Team
Brittany LePage was born and raised in Monroe, MI. She attended the University of Toledo where she earned a degree in education. Upon graduation, she joined Americorps as an Ohio Reading Corp member in Dayton, Ohio. After serving a year in K-3 reading intervention, she joined Teach for America and happily found her way to DLA! Ms. LePage is excited to see all students succeed and believes DLA will make this happen!
Kelly McKnight
McKnight, Kelly
4th Grade Teacher
Academy Staff
3-5 Team

Ms. McKnight has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Life and Biomedical Sciences, and a minor in Sociology.  She has 1 year of preschool and 8th grade teaching experience. She is also a member of Teach for America. She loves that DLA designs the school day to include intervention and enrichment for all students.  


Emily Roper
Roper, Emily
5th Grade Math and Science
Academy Staff
3-5 Team

Miss Roper graduated from Elon University BA in Human Service Studies.

She previously worked at Inman Middle School 8th grade math.

Miss Roper loves being a part of forming the lives of the young folks in the building. They inspire her to be a better person and teacher!


Jenise Stanley
Stanley, Jenise
3rd Grade Teacher
Academy Staff
3-5 Team
Ms. Stanley has her Bachelors in  Early Childhood Education, from Lourdes University. She has been teaching for 4 years as a 3rd grade teacher and, 5 years in preschool. She  loves that the DLA community feels like a family.