Dayton Leadership Academies

A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

K-2 Team

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Mario Cosey
Mario Cosey
2nd Grade Teacher

Mr. Cosey graduated from Purdue University with a certification in Pre K-5th grade.  He has worked in mathematics intervention and reading intervention. Mr. Cosey loved the DLA library and is excited our student have access to all the wonderful books!


Treeial Dotson
Treeial Dotson
Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Dotson has her Master Degree in Educational Intervention from Grand Canyon University.  She has worked in education for many years. She loves the positive atmosphere of DLA!


Marcia Eyler
K-2 Instructional Aid

Mrs. Eyler graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio

B.A. psychology She also studied at Mount Saint Mary’s University in

Emmitsburg, Maryland MBA. She worked as a  Detention Counselor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She also worked as a  Special Education Teacher in Hagerstown, Maryland and a Probation and Parole Officer in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She has also worked as an Instructional Aide in Special Education at Northmont Schools.

She likes the supportive culture of the staff as well as the students here at DLA. The teachers are dedicated to educating the students and helping them excel.  She feels the various ceremonies are great self esteem and motivational concepts.


Ashley Ferguson
Ashley Ferguson
1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Ferguson has a bachelors in early childhood education from Wright state university and a Masters in Special education from Xavier.

She will be beginning her 5th year of teaching. This is her  second year in first grade at DLA

She loves the growth mindset everyone has. Teachers, staff and children are always looking for ways to learn and grow. 

Willia McDaniel
Willia McDaniel
1st Grade Teacher

Ms. McDaniel was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Attended Wilberforce University and has a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and has been in the education field for 14 years. Second year working as a First Grade Teacher. What she loves about DLA is being a Voice to the Parents to spread the awareness of how Education is Very Important and Key.

Samantha Stephens
Samantha Stephens
1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Stephens attended East Carolina University and obtained her B.A. in Elementary Education.  She is certified in K-5th grade. She has 7 years experience teaching in North Carolina. She is excited to be a part of the DLA team and loves the core values we instill on our students.