Faculty and Staff


My name is Arlenda Davis, and I am the principal at Dalton Learning Academy. I have worked in the Behavioral Sciences and Education fields for over 20 years. Dalton Academy boasts a long tradition of excellence, a tradition in which we aspire to continue. I look forward to working with you and your family in the near future. With us working together, your child will achieve success.
“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD, and great shall be the peace of thy children.”- Isaiah 54:13

My name is Sophia Belizaire, and I am the Center Director for Dalton Learning Center. I have been a part of the Dalton Learning Center Family since 2018. I have been working with children since 2010, bringing over 10 years of experience to Dalton Learning Center. I look forward to getting to know you and your child, while fostering a fun, learning, and growing experience for your family.

My name is Elizabeth ( Liz). I have been in the educational field for the past 10 years, and with Dalton Learning Center for 5 years. I am currently the Administrator here at Dalton Learning Center, and working with children and their families, is my passion. I am looking forward to your collaboration and support towards the growth and empowerment of your children’s future.
” Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”-Proverbs 22:6

Hi I’m Monica.
I am part of the administrative staff at Dalton Learning Center. I have been with Dalton Family for a little over 3 years and currently am the Office Manager. I can’t wait to meet you!
A little something about me, I love my family and my dog, JJ. Some of my hobbies include dancing and traveling!

Hello, I am Ms. Charles. I have been honored to work with the Dalton family since it’s inception. Currently, I am involved with Dalton’s custodial department. It brings me joy to know that my efforts help in maintaining a safe, enjoyable and sanitized environment for the children, staff, and their families.

Teachers VPK/Preschool:

Hello, my name is Ms. Abby.
                             I have been teaching at Dalton Learning Center for almost 2 years. I have been working in Preschool for 6 years. I love working with children and growing their minds. It absolutely makes my day when I hear them sing a song or read a book that I taught them. My favorite things to do are read and spend time with my family.

I am Ms. Jada, and I am new to Dalton Learning Center. Currently, I am the older 3-year-old teacher, and I have always had a passion for childcare. I have spent some years abroad as an Au Pair, which helped me to gain a better understanding when it comes to differing customs and culture. I am excited to start this journey with your child this year.

Hello, my name is Ms. Schamma. I work with the older 4’s here at Dalton Learning Center. I enjoy teaching, as well as learning from the students. I am looking forward to working with your little ones, and helping them with their bright future!

Hi, My name is Ms. Yaslenis,
I am a wife, a mother of two, and I was born and raised in Cuba. I have been working with preschool for over six years, and with Dalton Learning Center for over two. I am so excited about this school year! I am very happy to be a part of the Dalton family, and can not wait to begin exploring and discovering with your child this year!

Elementary Teachers:

My name is Mrs. Horstmann (Katie), I am very excited to be starting my fourth year teaching at Dalton Learning Academy with my first grade student’s and parent’s. My passion has always been teaching, which I began doing fifteen years ago. My husband and I have two wonderful children who are also in the Port Saint Lucie school system. I am a very passionate and creative teacher who can easily adapt my teaching style to fit the needs of all my student’s. I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the beginning of our school year.

Hi my name is Wendy Strickland and I will be teaching at Dalton Learning Academy for the
school year of 2020-2021. I am number 9 of 11 siblings, I grew up in Miami. I have 5 children of my own all graduated College except my youngest which is going to Medical school at the University of Miami. I love God as do all my children and I love teaching here at this school. I have been teaching over 20 years, I have experience with children and behaviors. I am looking forward to teaching this year. Thank you and God bless you.

My name is Ms. Thompson and I’m the 4th grade teacher this school year. In the past I’ve taught Kindergarten and 1st grade at Dalton. However, I have experience with all grades. I enjoy teaching and pushing my students to their full potential. I’m looking forward to this new school year. Praying for a great start and for everyone at Dalton to stay safe