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Dayton Leadership Academies

A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

6-8 Team

Sara Gryboski
Gryboski, Sara
7th-8th Grade Math
Academy Staff
6-8 Team

Ms. Gryboski grew up in southern Indiana and Louisville, KY. She attended The Ohio State University where she studied Linguistics and Engineering. After college, Ms. G joined Teach for America and has been teaching at DLA since the 2019-2020 school year. She loves her DLA students, and believes that each and every one has the ability to be great!

Roberta Kisker
Kisker, Roberta
6th Grade ELA/Social Studies Teacher
Academy Staff
6-8 Team

Roberta Kisker is happy to be back in the Midwest after living 12 years in Maryland.  Born in Detroit, she received her B.A. degree in English Literature from Wheaton College, her M.F.A. from Brandeis University, and a certificate in Shakespeare Performance from the London Academy of Performing Arts.  Ms. Kisker created a one-woman show Shakespearience, which she performed in Chicago, San Francisco, Orlando, Detroit, and New York. Ms. Kisker is married to Scott Kisker, an historical theologian/UMC clergy, and is the grateful mother of 5 children, ages 9-17. She loves bringing her passion for language and story into the classroom. Previously, she taught preaching and scripture reading to graduate student at Drew (NJ) and Wesley(DC) Theological Seminaries for 8 years, as well as Kindermusick for 9 years. She loves the DLA students: They are vibrant and curious! The DLA team of caring and specialized teaches, administration, and staff create a positive learning environment. Her goal as Reading Interventionist is to light a fire of enthusiasm for reading and expressing in each of her student, using literacy to pave the way to high school, college and professional life.

Nick Kreischer
Kreischer, Nick
7th-8th Grade Science
6-8 Team

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.

Samantha Lait
Lait, Samantha
6th Grade Math and Science
6-8 Team

Miss Lait attended Allegheny College where she received her BS in Environmental Science and minored in Psychology. After working as a substitute teacher for 2 years, she joined Teach For America and started at DLA. She loves being a part of a supportive school team and building connections with students and their families.

Kelli Myers
Myers, Kelli
7th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Academy Staff
6-8 Team

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.

Carrie Ann Sanders
Sanders, Carrie Ann
7th-8th Social Studies and Writing Teacher
Academy Staff
6-8 Team

Ms. Sanders received her Bachelors from University of South Carolina. Double majored in Theater and intercultural communications. She has a Masters in Education from University of Dayton. Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Educational Leadership from the ‘University of Portland  

This is her 15th year of teaching. She has 12 years at the High School level and this is her 3rd year with middle school.

She loves the family at DLA. She also loves the community each homeroom builds with their students. Advisory(morning meeting) is the best way to start the day, with a sense of love and support. She also treasures the parents and community. Everyone seems to come together to help each other, and the parents are truly invested in their children's education and emotional growth.