Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The purpose of the City School District of Albany Dignity for All Students team is to ensure that all students, regardless of gender, national origin, ethnicity, religions, mental or physical abilities, gender identity, weight, height, ethnic group, religious practices, and sexual orientation, are provided an environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and fear, in order to come to school safely and without impediment to learning from these courses.

DASA is a law that prohibits harassment and discrimination of a student based on his or her: race (actual or perceived), color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion or religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, sex.

We take very seriously complaints harassment and discrimination. Our Code of Conduct outlines expected behaviors and the consequences for bullying, harassment and various forms of discrimination outlined in the Dignity for All Students Act.

In short, the district will swiftly and thoroughly investigate reports of harassment and discrimination. When harassment and discrimination occur, the district will take steps to eliminate the harassment or discrimination and prevent it from happening again.

DASA coordinators

The law requires that every school have a Dignity Act coordinator who is trained to respond to reports of harassment or discrimination. If you are student who is a victim of  discrimination or harassment or the parent/guardian of a victim, or if you have witnessed discrimination and harassment, please download and complete the DASA form and contact the appropriate people listed below.

Leasha Cherry

Abrookin School Social Worker

Alex LaCoss

Leadership Academy Assistant Principal

Nicole Newman

Citizenship Academy Assistant Principal

Kenneth Klein

Innovation Academy Assistant Principal

Lily Htoo

Home School Coordinator

Glenn Westfall, Jr.

Assistant Principal

Jerome Perkins

Home School Coordinator

Amelia Gallagher

Assistant Principal

John Scott

Home School Coordinator

Sophia Newell

Administrator on Special Assignment

Timitra Rose

Assistant Principal

April Stokes

Assistant Principal

Jared Fox

Assistant Principal

Akira Marshall

Home School Coordinator

Marilyn Jones-Oliver

Assistant Principal

Julie Barber

Principal

Emma Steckman

Assistant Principal

Tonya Venable

Home School Coordinator

Allisen Brodie

Assistant Principal

Tina Cascone

Assistant Principal

Andrea Piper

Principal

Katie Stalker

Assistant Principal

Christopher Monticello

School Social Worker

Sarah Murphy

School Social Worker

Stephon Frost

Home School Coordinator