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Dayton Leadership Academies

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

Specials Team

Joshua Hargrove
Health and Movement
Ron McCall
Music Teacher

Mr. McCall is the Music Teacher/ Music Director of Voice of DLA Choir, here at The Dayton Leadership Academy with over 25 years of experience in General Music Education, Choral Singing, Music History. He is a Native of Detroit ,MI., where he began his education. He received his B.A. in Vocal Performance from Wilberforce University.  He also has a Degree in  Audio Recording Engineering from International College of Broadcasting. McCall has done Graduate studies work at University of Dayton and is currently working on his Master’s in Education at Grand Canyon University. Mr. McCall  is an excellent singer who has appeared on 10 cd’s .McCall has Produced, Arranged , and Composed music for himself and Artist around the country. His latest song being The DLA school song completed .  

Mr. McCall has enjoyed developing the young minds of thousands of youth and young adults around Montgomery Country as they explore the journey into the never ending world of Music. McCall believes by teaching them music, it will make a lasting impression in the world. Last year Mr. McCall started the Voices Of DLA and they had great success.  The Choir consists of 25 Voices starting at 3rd - 5th Graders. They finished the year with four Performances.

 “Music is a Universal language that reaches all, starting from the heart”, (RMcCall).

Davine Phelps
Davine Phelps
Physical Education Teacher

Miss Phelps is a native of Dayton, Ohio and joined Dayton Leadership Academy in 2015. She is a graduate of Colonel White High School and Central State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Physical Education. She has been able to leave a mark in the education field for over ten years serving in the areas of administration, counselor, tutor, and educator. She enjoys basketball, something that secured her scholarship to Central State University, and she still plays today. She is currently Assistant Coach of the girls basketball and track teams at Dayton Leadership Academy.

The unique thing about DLA is everyone is integrated well and all want the best for each student. It truly is a team effort for the better good of the students and the staff. Becoming a part of the DLA staff was an easy decision once she realized how the school’s goals for student success aligned with her goals. She aspires to empower students with the belief that they can do anything if they set goals and work hard.

Maiya Thronton-Hodge
Maiya Thronton-Hodge
Art Teacher

Miss Maiya graduated high school in Yellow Springs Ohio and obtained a bachelors of science in Fine Art from Skidmore College in upstate NY in 2014. She had the privilege to study abroad in Florence Italy where she furthered her Art education at (SACI) Studio Arts College International.

She has over 7 + years of experience teaching Art with various techniques to ALL ages.

She loves that DLA is such a close-knit community and could not ask for a better working environment. She thinks the staff pushes her to be a better version of herself.