Elementary Staff

School Leader

 
Ali Abdel

Principal

My name is Ali Abdel, Principal of Hope of Detroit Academy since 2010. I have had the privilege to work at Hope of Detroit since 2003. During my tenure I have served in various roles such as Office Manager, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal. I am a native Detroiter that has lived in the Southwest Community for over 35 years. Serving as a school leader has been truly a dream come true. In my pastime, I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. I am currently pursuing my Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at The University of Phoenix.

School Administration

 
Stephen
Marek

Dean of Students

Carmen
Martinez

K - 2nd Instructional Coach

Jennifer
Fykes

3rd - 4th Instructional Coach

Teaching Staff

 
Linda Song

Kindergarten

Sarah Snyder

Kindergarten

Constance Stewart

Grade 1

Elizabeth Martin

Grade 1

Joon He Shim

Grade 1

Emily Green

Grade 2

Omayra Romero

Grade 2

Veronica Gale

Grade 2

India Johnson

Grade 3

Marissa Payter

Grade 3

Isaac Tapley

Grade 4

Jackie Ragonesi

Grade 4

Arthur Ray

Music Teacher

Anna Kelley

Art Teacher

Angela Thomas

Student Services Teacher

Rosalinda Angel

Interventionist

Cynthia Briones

Interventionist

Marcella Darling

Interventionist

Hilda Payne

Interventionist

Melissa Peralta

Interventionist

Javier Perez

Interventionist

Deborah Galvan

Interventionist

Thunder Haney

Interventionist

Rachel Hargrave

Interventionist

Stephen Hudson

Interventionist

Mia Jones

Interventionist

Jea'na Warden

Interventionist

Maria Jarecki

Title 1 Teacher

Jamie Johnson

Paraprofessional

Morgan Kopietz

Speech Therapist

Additional Staff

 
Brenda Cruz-Heredia

School Secretary

Isabelita Sims

Office Manager

William Barreto

Parent Involvement Coordinator

Raquel Edwards

School Social Worker

Maia Gleason-teener

School Social Worker

William Barreto

Parent Involvement Coordinator

Gudelia Huesca

Food Service Coordinator

Anthony Ball

Security

Sonia Barreto

Security

Maria Galarza

Lunch Aide

Lorena Hernandez

Lunch Aide

Felicitas Mendez

Maintenance

Yadira Portillo Alvarez

Janitor

Cecilia Vega

Janitor