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Alumni Spotlight: Zipporah Diaz ’13

This year, you spent time on the DLSA faculty as a leave replacement. How was it being at DLSA as a teacher? Teaching at DLSA was such a surreal experience. It felt so strange at first to come back to the community as a member of the staff rather than as a student but I … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Zipporah Diaz ’13

De La Salle Academy Board of Trustees Elects Myles B. Amend As New Chair

The Board of Trustees of De La Salle Academy (DLSA) announced the election of Myles B. Amend as its new Chair, effective October 18, 2022. Amend, a longtime supporter of the School and a member of the Board since 2013, succeeds Co-Chairs Leslie Schine and Ron Rolfe. Schine and Rolfe were named Chairs Emeriti. Says … Continue reading De La Salle Academy Board of Trustees Elects Myles B. Amend As New Chair

Alumni Spotlight: Theo Perez ’12

For my very first day at De La Salle Academy (DLSA), I decided I wanted to wear a fedora. Twelve-year-old me realized immediately that this was a questionable decision, as everyone told me I looked like Michael Jackson in his later years. I resolved to make better decisions after that.  What I remember most fondly … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Theo Perez ’12

Alumni Spotlight: Roslyn Rivas ’09

When I started at De La Salle Academy (DLSA), we were still in the old building on 97th Street. I’m sure my fellow alums can agree when I say those stairs stand out in my mind – they gave the school charm! Back before I started attending, I remember the day of the entrance exam … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Roslyn Rivas ’09

Alumni Spotlight: Valentina Lizarazo ’19

I remember vividly those first days at DLSA. During orientation, the 8th graders looked after 6th graders, and I remember how sweet and caring they were. It was special to see how people outside my grade cared just as much about me as my classmates. I remember standing in Carson Hall looking around. I said … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Valentina Lizarazo ’19

Alumni Spotlight: Trinee Adams ’87

I was a member of the first class at De La Salle Academy (DLSA), when it was founded in 1984.  Before DLSA, I went to St. Paul’s Catholic School in my native Spanish Harlem. This was a time when people really stayed in their communities, and everyone knew each other. Schools were neighborhood schools. At … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Trinee Adams ’87

Alumni Spotlight: Alexa Sanchez ’88

When I got accepted to DLSA as an upcoming 7th grader, it was at the 11th hour. I remember that, because it was out of the normal admissions cycle, and it was just Brother Brian and myself in the interview. Though it was a last minute change of plans, I was excited. I knew immediately … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Alexa Sanchez ’88

Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Capellán ’92

I don’t remember the first time I walked up the four flights of stairs to the original home of De La Salle Academy (DLSA) on 96th Street and Amsterdam, but I can still picture those stairs now. It was the daily subway ride from the end of the F train line in eastern Queens that … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Carlos Capellán ’92

Alumni Spotlight: Reyhan Watson ’02

Now in my seventh year as a commercial litigator in one of the country’s premier law firms, I often find myself reflecting on how I got to where I am today. As a young boy from the South Bronx, I didn’t know any lawyers growing up—in fact, I hardly knew any lawyers until I went … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Reyhan Watson ’02

Alumni Spotlight: Reade Rossman ’12

As part of a special series of Alumni Spotlights, we at De La Salle Academy, asked some of our alumni to focus on four words that we believe encapsulate what it means to be part of the De La Salle community. This month, Reade Rossman, ‘12, focused on the word reflective, and shares a compelling … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Reade Rossman ’12