We foster staff collaboration and celebrate our successes.
Every Friday from 3:30-4:30 DLA teachers meet to learn, collaborate, practice, and plan.
Friday Collaboration includes time for:
1) Teachers to learn and practice high impact instructional practices
2) Department Teams to go through the data-driven instruction cycle
3) House Teams to meet to check in on common routines, procedures, and school culture expectations.
Training on research-based high impact practices that align with our school model and priorities, such as data-driven instruction, balanced literacy, reading comprehension and writing strategies, and project-based learning
We provide high quality professional development via 1) feedback through frequent coaching and mentoring, 2) weekly grade level and house team meetings, 3) seven professional development days driven by staff needs and input.
We offer a range of instructional technology – 1 to 1 student Chromebooks, SmartBoards and document cameras in every classroom, Google Classroom for online assignments, two computer labs, and online learning software targeted to students’ needs.
Our employees are our most valuable asset. Each employee is an integral part of our school’s success. As such, it is our goal to attract, motivate, and retain top talent by providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full-time employees, including:
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
State retirement plan
Vacation, holiday and medical paid time off
Performance bonus plan
Interested in joining the DLA Team?
Visit our Career Center to view all open positions and apply online today.
Quotes from Our Team
“I think we have handled the challenges of educating during the pandemic exceptionally well, providing support for both our families and our staff members."
- DLA staff member on 2020-2021 staff survey
“I feel that DLA invests in students and teachers, even during this difficult time. There are continuous opportunities for growth for teachers. The school has done a great job in providing for student and teachers needs, especially in this last year.”
- DLA teacher on 2020-2021 staff survey