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Dayton Leadership Academies

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

Operations Team

Fran Alvis
Fran Alvis
Director of Operations

Fran Alvis was born in Covington, Kentucky and moved to Wilmington, Ohio when she was 9 years old.  She remembers loving school, so being asked to join the Dayton Leadership Academies team in 2016 as the Director of Operations was a most welcome career change.  

Prior to DLA she worked in the non-profit sector for most of her career.  Her most memorable experiences include housing and neighborhood development in Dayton, directing a healthcare for the homeless clinic and an HIV/AIDS service center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and coordinating services for elderly and disabled adults in Lexington, Kentucky.  

Mrs. Alvis earned her Bachelor’s degree in horticulture and business from the University of Kentucky and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Wright State University.  She and her husband have 4 children and 5 grandchildren, and she enjoys cooking and gardening.

Alexis Chapman
Data Manager

Mrs. Chapman graduated with her Bachelor's degree in business administration and project management from Southern New Hampshire University. She has experience as a human resources assistant, accounts payable manager, and project development. 

She is excited to work in a school and loves the welcoming environment!

Loretta Christon
Loretta Christon
School Office Coordinator

Mrs. Loretta is a  proud graduate of Jackson State University. She has over 30 years experience in traditional education, 8 years in medical education and extensive administrative skills. She likes the love and compassion the teachers exude toward the students and she enjoys the student, parent and staff interaction.

Jodi Miller
Jodi Miller
Health Clinic Coordinator

Nurse Jodi has been at the Dayton Leadership Academies since February 2011.   She obtained her degree locally and attended Miami Jacobs in Troy, Ohio. She has experience in Trauma, Home Health Care, General Practice, Emergency and Pediatrics. She is also a Certified CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor. She is also a Certified A.L.I.C.E instructor and leds DLA school safety drills.  Nurse Jodi loves the students and loves health, fitness and the great outdoors. Joining DLA as the Health Clinic Coordinator was the perfect match for her!