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Middle/High School Staff

School Leader

 
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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

 
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Andrew
Wright

Assistant Principal

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Giuliana
Feamster

District Curriculum Director

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Gary
Fitz

HS Instructional Coach

Teaching Staff

 
Marissa Payter

6th Grade

Susan Petz

5th Grade

Nayelli Medina

5th Grade

Sarah Porter

6th Grade

James Scott

6th Grade

Jacquelyn Ragonesi

5th Grade

Shane Baranek

Middle School P.E.

Dr. Kyla Berry

Middle School STEM

Elvia Martinez Palos

8th Grade ELA

Tracy Durandetto

7th & 8th Grade Math

Charles Elswick

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies

Mahmoud Badih

High School STEM

Alyssa Norton

7th Grade ELA

Sarah Timmermann

7th & 8th Grade Science

Zachary MacLean

Band / Technology

Telma Gracias

High School Math

Allie Langwald

High School P.E. / Health

Abyashante Scott

High School ELA

James Munce

High School Social Studies

Sabrina Minus

High School Science

Rachel Hargrave

Art Teacher

Christina Slubowski

High School ELA

Megan Lassere

High School Social Studies

Jamie Johnson

5th Grade Paraprofessional

Susan Wonch

High School Technology

Hajer Yahya

Title I Teacher

Carmela Bragg

Interventionist

Ryan Acuna

ESL Teacher

Alicia Montes

Interventionist

Essence Gresham

Interventionist

Chaz Battice

SLP Teacher

Getzemani Quiles

Interventionist

MiSean Washington

Interventionist

Pearl Rabideau

Title 1 Teacher

Cinzia Acciani

Italian Teacher

Elvia Martinez

ESL Teacher

Tiffini Joplin

Special Education Teacher

Emilio Vargas

SPED Teacher

Sarah Timmermann

7th Grade Math/Science

Shadden Sion

College and Career Readiness

Tracy Durandetto

8th Grade Math/Science

Ilearis Rodriguez

Special Education Teacher

Prentis Jackson

Interventionist

 

Additional Staff

William Barreto

Community Liaison

Melody Moore

Dean of Students

Maria Vargas

District Business Manager

Joselyn Nava

Office Manager

Lenora Martin

Counselor

Hilda Payne

Clerical Assistant

Kelsie Harper

Social Worker

Nichole Markusic

RTI Coordinator

Michelle Ceballos

LRE Aide

Diana Richards

Food Service Coordinator

Linda Pinder

District Special Education Coordinator

Lori Johnson

Lunch Aide

Carolina Alcala

Janitorial

Lorena Alvarez

Lunch Aide

Maria Palacios-Sanchez

Janitorial

Sean Slee

Security

Maria Sanchez

Head Custodian

Felicitas Mendez

Janitorial

Jason Wright

Occupational Therapist

Deneice Williams

LRE Aide

Diana Morales

Security

Giuliana Feamster

District Curriculum Director

Marisol Bustamante

Social Worker

Martha Rojo

School Secretary

Diana Morales

Security