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Advancing Education Through Service, Leadership and Collaboration. DASA is: Delaware's premier school administrator professional organization A communications and professional development organization An advocacy organization A committee and task force representation organization A public relations organization A member assistance and defense organization A lobbying organization A network building organization Delaware's state to national (AASA, NAESP, NASSP) connection organization

DASA Member Spotlight


Serving in teaching and leadership capacities in Delaware has proven to be exciting, fulfilling and, on many occasions, exhausting! I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had and the mentorship from excellent leaders. DASA has been a key part of my leadership journey since 2008.

- Lisa Lawson, Deputy Superintendent, Brandywine SD


As a servant leader, I take pride in lifting others. We are only as strong as those who support our leadership journey. DASA provides a lift for those that it represents. "The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people." Woodrow Wilson One voice, one focus, one mission:student growth!

- Equetta Jones, Principal, Love Creek Elementary School


DASA has provided me with an opportunity to network with administrators across the state. Also, as a new assistant principal I have gained a lot of knowledge and skills by attending the online and face-to-face professional development opportunities this organization has provided.

- Holly Langley, Assistant Principal, Sussex Technical High School

Jason Cameron

As a district/school administrator leading is always about one thing, doing what is best for kids. Through the Seaford School District and DASA we work to give students opportunities and open doors to their future. Finding the absolute best teachers is the most important part of my job.

- Jason Cameron, Director of Human Resources, Seaford SD

Jenny Nauman

Being an educational leader in Delaware is unique and rewarding. In a small state, everyone has a voice, and we collaborate to support and do what is best for our students. I love that I have the opportunity to serve our staff, families and children in CHSD and Delaware.

- Jenny Nauman, Assistant Superintendent, Cape Henlopen SD


As an instructional leader, I take great pride in ensuring students and educators learn and grow every day. DASA promotes the collaboration of leaders focusing on the stakeholders we serve. It's an honor to learn and serve with colleagues vested in providing exceptional learning experiences.

- Shanta Reynolds, Director of Teaching, Learning and Equity, New Castle County Vocational Technical SD

Ev Edney

Skills learned as part of the Delaware Association of School Principals and the Delaware Association of School Administrators have helped me be the best leader I can be. As the Delaware Principal of the Year, I am proud to serve Delaware and advocate on behalf of schools and students.

- Evelyn Edney, School Leader, Early College High School


At West Seaford Elementary, we have built a community of learners by focusing on distributed leadership, changing the culture of the staff, and working every day to fill any gaps in the education of our students. I am grateful for the support of DASA and other professional support organizations.

- Laura Schneider, Principal, West Seaford Elementary School

J Hale

I have been a school business official and member of DASA for 22 years. As a Past President and member of the Board, I can say that DASA’s mission to advance education through leadership and collaboration is second to none.

- Jason Hale, Director of Operations, Cape Henlopen SD

DASA Departments


Delaware Chief School Officers Association ____________________________________________ President, Dr. Shawn Larrimore: Superintendent, Laurel School District


Delaware Association of School Principals ____________________________________________ President, Equetta Jones: Principal, Love Creek Elementary School


Delaware Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors ____________________________________________ President, Dr. Kelly Carvajal-Hageman: Chief Academic Officer, Milford School District


Delaware Association of School Business Officials ____________________________________________ President, Emily Falcon: Chief Financial Officer, Colonial School District


Delaware Association of Special Education Professionals ____________________________________________ President, Dr. Sarah Celestine: Director of Special Education, Red Clay School District


Delaware Association of Assistant Superintendents ____________________________________ President, Dr. Deirdra Joyner: Deputy Superintendent, Christina School District


Delaware Association of School Personnel Administrators ____________________________________________ President, Jason Cameron: Director of Human Resources and Public Information, Seaford School District


Delaware Child Nutrition Services Supervisors Association ____________________________________________ President, Janice Vander Decker: Supervisor of School Nutrition Services, Appoquinimink School District


Delaware Association of Emeritus Administrators ____________________________________________ Contact Person, Dr. Tammy Croce: Executive Director DASA