Dayton Leadership Academies

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6-8 Team

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T'Yanna Fowler
T'Yanna Fowler
6th Grade ELA

Miss Fowler has a Bachelors of English with concentration Language and Linguistics at University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

She worked at a Memphis-based nonprofit organization as a Success Coach, which is an assistant teacher and mentor wrapped into one. She also worked at Ridgeway High School for two years (2019-2021), while tutoring students in the ACT from multiple schools and preparing Rigdeway’s Class of 2021 seniors for their “after high school life.”


Miss Fowler appreciates the opportunity to mold students into positive leaders on a daily basis along with preparing them to grow further in their social emotional learning.

 

Nick Kreischer
Nick Kreischer
7th-8th Grade Science

Mr. Kreischer went to college at BGSU and majored in Middle School Math and Science Education. He graduated in 2014.

DLA was his first teaching job and this is his 4th year here. He loves DLA for so many reasons but his favorite would have to be the students, staff, and focus of DLA. Education is important but making sure the learning is fun makes the whole journey enjoyable and more worthwhile for the students and the staff as well.

Tequilla Lynch
Tequilla Lynch
7th-8th Grade Math
Jocelyn Lynn
Jocelyn Lynn
7th-8th Grade Writing and Social Studies

Ms. Lynn has a Bachelors of Science from Wright State University College of Education and Human Services.

She has been working in the Education field for over 2 years and has volunteered with children for over 2 years before working with DLA.

Ms. Lynn is dedicated to making sure our students have a voice and feel that they are important. "I found my passion for working with students at Dayton Leadership Academy and I could not imagine working anywhere else".  


Kelli Myers
Kelli Myers
7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Myers is a Dayton native and joined the DLA team in 2012. She attended Wright State University where she got involved teaching with Summer Bridge Dayton, a pre-college program for urban youth, and discovered her calling. Mrs. Myers holds a bachelor's in Education and a Master's in Middle Childhood Education, both from WSU. She is licensed in Social Studies and English Language Arts. Besides academic subjects, Mrs. Myers loves teaching special interest clubs at DLA such as yoga and hip hop dance. She enjoys serving as the Student Life Coordinator, which involves advising the student council and mentoring students as they transition from 8th grade to high school.

Tatyanna Reed
Tatyanna Reed
6th Grade Math
Debra Walls
Debra Walls
Middle School Coordinator

Debra Walls was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from Dunbar High School. She attended Wright State University where she received her Bachelors of English degree to teach Middle and High School English. She received a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Antioch University. After completing her education, she left Ohio to move south, She has lived and taught middle school English in Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis Tennessee. 

She returned to Dayton six years ago where she began working at DLA as a 6th grade English teacher. In the time she has been at DLA, she has been a Teacher Leader in multiple ways. She was the English Department Chair for two years and spent one summer as the Summer Launch Coordinator. Ms. Walls has also been the DLA cheerleading coach for the past 5 years.  After teaching 6th grade English for five years and being a Reading Interventionist for one year, Ms. Walls is excited to step into her new role as the Middle School Coordinator. 

Ms. Walls has one child, a five year old daughter who keeps her very busy and young at heart. Ms. Walls has always been passionate about working with middle school inner city students. She finds great joy in helping grow students academically as well as socially. Ms. Walls strives to prepare students for not just high school, but the real world and help them realize that they are capable of anything they put their minds to.