Ellen Bartel was named DSHA's first President in 1998. Under her leadership, the high school has seen tremendous growth. DSHA has had a waiting list for the freshmen class 15 years in a row, has earned top marks for its academic rigor and completed major new construction projects and renovations.
Ellen is passionate about her mission – to improve the school and its employees. She deeply believes in the value of single-gender education for young women, academic excellence and strong Christian values.