Congratulations to DLS faculty members Dave Slusser, ‘93, and Lindsey Tula, honored for their milestone anniversaries as teachers in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
The two were honored at the 2022 CHSL Prep Bowl on October 22, 2022, at Ford Field in Detroit.
Slusser, who teaches in the Theology Department, joined the DLS staff in 2008, after six years of teaching at St. Clare de Montefalco, his home grade school, in Grosse Pointe Park.
Slusser attended Wayne State University, majoring in Political Science and Social Studies, with a minor in Spanish. He later earned his Education master’s through the University of Detroit Mercy.
In 2001, Slusser married his wife Shelley, who also teaches in the Theology Department. They are the parents of Michael, a DLS senior, and Angelina, a freshman at Regina High School.
“I cannot imagine a better school or place to teach,” Slusser said. “DLS is a true brotherhood that has afforded me so many opportunities to build quality, lasting relationships with students and colleagues. I firmly believe in Catholic education, and DLS provides some of the most rigorous academics in the state.”
Slusser is a big movie fan, as well as a big board game enthusiast. He and his family love to travel, and have been to many sites in the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as the U.S. East Coast and Midwest.
A foreign language teacher at DLS since 2008, Lindsey Tula celebrated 15 years of service to the Archdiocese of Detroit. .
She has taught Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 2, and Honors Spanish 3, as well as AP Spanish 4.
Before the COVID19 pandemic, Tula moderated the DLS Brozone during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years; she is taking on that role again this year.
Tula has also moderated the World Cultures Club, a task she recently turned over to two other foreign language faculty members, Mr. Wilson Junczaj and Mrs. Adriana Vidican, after her daughter was born.
“I love my fellow staff, teachers, and the students,” Tula said. “I’ve worked with many of them the entire time I’ve been here. I still talk to many alumni, and many have kids! I like being a part of their life story, and I hope to have their kids in class one day. It’s also fun to have been in the same place for many years and seen the growth.”
Tula attended Henry Ford II High School in Utica, and recently worked on her 20-year class reunion with two other classmates who are also teachers.
She attended Central Michigan University as an undergraduate, majoring in Spanish, and earning a Bachelor’s in Education. She later earned her master’s in Language Learning at Wayne State University.
Tula and her husband Diego have been married nine years, and are the parents of a 20-month old daughter. They live in Warren, backyard to backyard with Tula’s parents, who are regular babysitters.
A world traveler, Tula studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a semester in 2005, and plans to return there in December 2022, visiting her host family, as well as her husband’s family in southern Argentina.
Tula also earned credits in July 2012 in Madrid, Spain, where she met her future husband.
In addition to family travel, Tula has chaperoned students on educational trips to Costa Rica, France, and Spain.
Tula will accompany the entire World Cultures Club and the rest of the Foreign Language Department on their trip to France and Spain in Spring 2023.