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Hello, and welcome to the Gilbert K-6 campus of American Leadership Academy. We are proud to offer an exceptional educational experience to students in the Gilbert area.  Our school is focused on the whole child, in a safe, academically challenging setting, providing all this in a moral and wholesome environment, where we R.A.I.S.E. Leaders.

Parents' Corner

American Leadership Academy, Gilbert K-6 has a variety of exciting upcoming events throughout this school year. Get the details, location, and time/date information by viewing our school calendar. Half days and holidays are also listed.

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Don't miss out! Gilbert K-6 is still accepting applications for new students for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents, have you finished your re-enrollment tasks? The deadline for re-enrollment is on Monday, August 5. Gain access to to the details here.

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Application & re-enrollment

Looking for information? Visit Gilbert K-6's parent resource tab for lunch menu details, forms, uniform guidelines and more. Each resource we have available to parents is downloadable.

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Buy Gilbert K-6's school uniforms online. Our Uniforms page has details on where to purchase American Leadership Academy uniforms and our school's guidelines/policies. 

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Uniform policies & online store

School Leaders

Will Dunman, Director

Will has been part of the ALA family as the Assistant Director of Academics at ALA Queen Creek High School. He was born and raised in Florida and is married to Lisa Dunman, who also works as one of the Special Education Site Coordinators for ALA. They have three children, Trae and his wife Alyssa, a son Tyler and daughter named Sadie. He also has two granddaughters Ellie and Payton.

Will Dunman has a Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and Special Education and also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Will and his family spent 18 years living in Payson, Arizona where he started his career as a special education teacher, coach and administrator. 

Shanna Davis, Assistant Director

Shanna is an Arizona native, growing up in Mesa. Her family moved to Gilbert six years ago and loves it. Shanna has three teenagers - Breken, Kaidi, and Miya. Breken will be headed to Peru in October for two years. Kaidi and Miya are in high school. As a family, they enjoy time laughing together, road trips, and creating memories. Shanna loves reading, podcasts, pursuing goals, movies, time with friends and family, and experiencing a full life. 

Shanna earned her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in Elementary Education and a master’s degree at Grand Canyon University in Educational Administration. She has 20+ years of experience working with children ages 3-14 in a variety of settings - music groups, dance, tumbling, and education. She has taught Kindergarten and First grade, served as a Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach, and an administrator.  Shanna is passionate about literacy and supporting children and educators in the pursuit of learning and growth.  


Chris James, Gilbert K-6 Parent

"Great principal, great teachers and staff, great academics, and a wholesome environment with emphasis on high morals and leadership." Read more.

The ALA Life

Raising Leaders

The teachers and staff at American Leadership Academy, Gilbert K-6 is focused on each child as a whole. Through our academics, extracurriculars, sports, and fine arts, we R.A.I.S.E leaders who have a well-rounded education.