Thursday, August 18, 2022
Kevin G. Dailey Passes at 66
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Managing Editor
Published July 28, 2022

(Courtesy photo)

Kevin G. Dailey, Dean of Students at Audubon Middle School, passed away on July 7.  He was 66-years-old.

An educator for 39 years, Kevin spent his entire career at Audubon. Before his appointment as Dean, he served as a social studies teacher, stage craft instructor, and gospel choir director. He was also assigned as a restorative justice teacher advisor for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

From left are Dorlisa Shumate, Kevin Dailey and Arron “Bobo Arnell (Courtesy photo)


During his tenure at Audubon, Kevin interacted with several youngsters that went on to achieve national acclaim.  His students included James Harden of the National Basketball Association, actor Arthur Reggie III, KJLH-FM broadcaster Arron “Bobo” Arnell, and Brandon Mebane and Keyshawn Johnson of the National Football League.


Kevin received his early education in LAUSD as a student at 6th Avenue Elementary School, Horace Mann Middle School, Orville Wright Middle School and Westchester High School.  He matriculated at Howard University in Washington D.C. where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate Degree specializing in Criminal Law and Reconciliation.

From left are Ms. Walker,  Arthur Reggie III and Kevin Daile.y (Courtesy photo)

In addition, he received a Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Administration from California State University – Dominguez Hills. Also, Kevin was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

A man of strong faith, Kevin attended City of Refuge Church in Gardena where Bishop Noel Jones is the senior pastor. He also served as assistant choir director for the Men’s Choir, which is led by Patrick Bolton.

From left are Kevin Dailey, Ms. Shumate, Brandon Mebane and Mr. Abraham (Courtesy photo)

According to his LASD colleagues, “Kevin Dailey tirelessly and unselfishly gave his time and talents to serve to his fullest capacity and execute his job in a caring and nurturing manner.  He was a man of integrity and demonstrated that perseverance is a virtue and dedication a way of life. Kevin touched the lives of many students, parents, staff, and community members with a genuine love for humanity.”

In commemoration of his dedication to Audubon, school officials will hold a Celebration of Service on Monday, August 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on the campus located at 4120 11th Avenue in Los Angeles.  The program will include a balloon release.

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