DJA Alumni Testimonials

Michelle Culbertson


Michelle attended the DJA from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade, and is currently in the MD/PhD program at the University of Utah. She feels that she received an incredible education growing up, and that the DJA helped foster her early interest in science. She still remembers her class science projects and learning how to use Punnett squares in genetics, which she is now using in medical school. Michelle said that she had wonderful teachers and classmates, and loved going to school every day. She cannot recommend the DJA school enough!

Halle Lefkowitz


Halle graduated from Hamilton High School. During her high school career, she earned several awards for her academic successes such as having above a 4.0 GPA all six years. She was involved in several clubs such as the Interscholastic Cowriters Organization, National Honors Society, and the Native American Club where she served as the treasurer and vice president. She currently attends ASU and is studying Applied Biological Sciences (Pre-Veterinary Medicine). After receiving college credit in high school through the dual credit system with Chandler-Gilbert Community College, she entered college as a sophomore and should be a junior by the end of the fall term this year. Though she attended several amazing schools, Halle feels that none provided her as much support and love as the teachers and staff have at the DJA.

Jeremy Garrett


Jeremy graduated high school from McClintock High in 2017, He  attends Asu and majors in English Literature. He is working on getting his bachelors degree with plans to continue to get his masters, and a PHD in order to become a professor. He is currently in the Young Democrats Club and in Phi Kappa Theta . 

Julie Greenwood


Julie Greenwood attended the DJA as a child and loved every minute of it. Today, she lives in Huntington Beach, California and likes to travel in her free time. She is currently a student at California State University Dominguez Hills studying Child Development.  

Madeline Holder


Madeline was a student at the DJA. She currently is a sophomore at Arizona State University on their Tempe campus pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education and Psychology.