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Persons of the Week

Each week, the DBA community reflects on the life of an individual whose courageous actions have transformed the world. These persons demonstrate the core values of our school and inspire students to make a difference for others. Click on the names to learn more about each of these incredible persons.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Nazi Resister and Martyr

William Wilberforce

Campaign to Abolish the Slave Trade

Maria Montessori

Educational Innovator

Mother Teresa

Friend of the Neglected and Saint

Florence Nightingale

Revolutionizer of Nursing

Elie Wiesel

Holocaust Author and Humanitarian

Mohandas Gandhi

Great Soul of Peace and Freedom

St. Francis of Assisi

Friend of the Poor and Animals

John Wooden

Inspirational Coach and Mentor

Jimmy Stewart

Actor, Philanthropist, and Hero

C.S. Lewis

Christian Author and Apologist

Sojourner Truth

Crusader for abolition and women’s rights