Dayton Leadership Academies

A Leader In Me School With A School Culture of Joy and Achievement

K-2 Team

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Ryaann Byrd
Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Byrd has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University. She brings a solid foundation in child development and effective teaching techniques to the classroom. Her approach emphasizes cultivating a love for learning through hands-on activities, interactive lessons, and collaborative projects. In our warm and inclusive environment, your child will be encouraged to explore, ask questions, and build important social-emotional skills. She values open communication with parents and believes that together, we can create a supportive community for your child's growth. She looks forward to a year of exciting discoveries and meaningful learning experiences!




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.


Christine Grow
2nd Grade Teacher

Christine Grow graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She loves that the DLA community is supportive, positive and dedicated to helping students become leaders.

Keya Hooks
1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Keya has 10 years of experience in the Early childhood education field. This is her first year being a first grade teacher!  She is a graduate from Ponitz ctc, Alumni of the sister school to DLA (Dayton Academy), She has 2 children (girls). She is excited to work with dla helping enhance children's learning experience.

Destiny Houser
Kindergarten Teacher

Miss. Houser has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. She has been working with kiddos for a couple of years now. Although this is her first year as a teacher. Miss. Houser is dedicated to ensure student success and leadership. She is looking forward to fostering a supportive and welcoming environment within her classroom. Miss. Houser is excited to work within the DLA community. Go Eagles!

Amari McCain
Amari McCain
Instructional Aide

Ms. McCain is from Dayton, Ohio who graduated from Northmont High School. Currently pursuing a degree in education. This is her second year at DLA. She loves the DLA model and how invested the school is in helping students be successful. 



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.

Hannah Salaiz
Hannah Salaiz
2nd Grade Teacher

Hannah Salaiz graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She loves that the DLA community is supportive, welcoming, and dedicated to fostering leadership.