Dayton Leadership Academies

A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

Intervention Team

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Sydney Avery
Reading Interventionist K-2
Janie Connell
Janie Connell
Intervention Specialist 3rd Grade

Ms. Connell received her Bachelors of Arts  from Kent State University.  She also has her Masters in Education/Intervention Specialist M/M  K-12 from Wright State University.  She is a Certified Intervention Specialist M/M K-12

Ms. Connell has worked as an Intervention Specialist for over 10 years! She has also worked as a Teacher Aide for 2 years.


Ms. Connell loves working with the students and watching them learn to read and develop the love of reading. She enjoys watching students achieve their own goals and celebrating with them.  She also loves the nurturing, positive, and caring culture that DLA has for each student so they will grow to be positive leaders in their community. 




Roberta Kisker
Roberta Kisker
4-6 Reading Intervention

Mrs. Kisker attended Wheaton College, IL. BA, English Literature, Brandeis University.   MFA, Acting and the  London Academy of Performing Arts, London, UK. Shakespeare Performance.  She is certified in Wilson Phonics and The Writing Revolution


She has taught middle School Drama, Weston, MA (1 yr); Kindermusik, Prince Georges County, MD (9 yrs) ; Preaching, MDiv Program, Drew Theological Seminary (1 yr) and Wesley Theological Seminary (9 yrs); Substitute Teacher, Pathway School of Discovery (2 yrs); Reading Interventionist, Dayton Leadership Academies (8 yrs)


She  loves collaborating with creative teachers. At DLA, we are a team with a unifying vision. We have a strong presence of love and support, and a rich sense of humor.  She especially love the students. She teaches in order to draw out the best in each young person. Regardless of their past performance or challenging circumstances, each student has multiple opportunities to step forward and shine; academically, personally, and as a crucial member of various smaller communities within the school.


 

 



Liz Kraft
Liz Kraft
5th-6th Grade Intervention Specialist

Mrs. Kraft has her Masters in Middle School Teaching.  This is her second year at DLA. She loves the DLA model and how invested the school is in helping students be successful. 


Jeremiah Lewis
Jeremiah Lewis
Intervention Specialist 4-5th Grade

Mr. Lewis attended Sinclair Community College and received his Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.  He also has a B.A. in Organizational Leadership. He has served as a mentor in the inner city group for 17 years, been a youth Pastor and a youth specialist at Omega Baptist Church and Fort McKinley Church.  He loves the flexibility, resources and loving atmosphere of DLA.


Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
K-1 Intervention Specialist

Ms. Mitchell has her Masters in Educational Leadership.  She has been a teacher for 17 years! She enjoys collaborating with the DLA staff and learning new information to assist student learning experiences.


Evan Sumlin
Reading Interventionist 6-8
Tracey Weimer
Tracey Weimer
JA Intervention Specialist
Mr. Weimer received his BS in Secondary Education from Indiana University. He is currently attending the University of Dayton in pursuit of a Graduate Degree. He is married, has three grown children, and also has a five month old grandson. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and listening to music.