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Principal's Message

Daryll Lacey

Greetings CCA Parents, Families, and Friends,

Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 school year. My name is Daryll Lacey, and I am honored to serve as the new Principal of Creative Communications Academy. We are extremely pleased that you are joining us this school year as we continue growing, achieving, and discovering how great we will be.

As we begin this school year, we will create a focus that builds on the prior success students have had “Leveling Up” through data driven teaching and learning. This year’s district theme of “Let’s do more in 23-24” calls us to be intentional in advancing students’ academic and social-emotional knowledge and skill. With our renewed commitment to excellence, and through implementation of school wide academic programs and collaborative activities, we will work in agreement to provide high quality, comprehensive instruction, as we’re “Working Smart Towards Exceptionality.”

Here at Creative Communications Academy, working to do more also requires that we demonstrate an understanding of respect, responsibility, and of the importance of building and maintaining meaningful relationships. We believe that our students will benefit greatly from choosing to contribute to the uplift of our school community. We will be exceptional, not because we’re saying it, but because we’re working hard at it. 

We are pleased to inform you that Dolton School District 149 will continue the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, for the 2023-2024 school year. Schools that participate in CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that CEP school.

Our first full day of school, Wednesday, August 16, 2023, was an exciting day to welcome back our students who arrived with ambitions, aspirations and great promise. Students are required to wear a solid blue polo style shirt and khaki pants to complete their full and proper uniform. If you and your family are new to Dolton School District 149, please check our website for important information that will assist you with the educational process. You may contact our office directly at 708-868-7585 with any correspondences at your earliest convenience. To ensure an accurate exchange of information, we ask that each parent/guardian provide an update of their email addresses and phone numbers to my Administrative Assistant, Ms. Trotter at

Thank you for entrusting your child to Dolton School District 149. I look forward to serving as your principal, and the exceptional work that we will be doing together.


Daryll T. Lacey