Now Enrolling Grades K - 12

Middle/High School 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

 
Andrew
Wright

Assistant Principal

Giuliana
Feamster

MS Instructional Coach

Gary
Fitz

HS Instructional Coach

Jennifer
Fykes

3rd - 4th Instructional Coach

Teaching Staff

 
Eric Burke

5th Grade ELA

Susan Petz

5th Grade

Nayelli Medina

5th Grade

Sarah Porter

6th Grade

James Scott

6th Grade

Deborah Snead

6th Grade

Shane Baranek

Middle School P.E.

Dr. Kyla Berry

Middle School STEM

Kevin Clarke

Middle School Art

Tracy Durandetto

7th & 8th Grade Math

Charles Elswick

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies

Elvia Martinez Palos

8th Grade ELA

Alyssa Norton

7th Grade ELA

Sarah Timmermann

7th & 8th Grade Science

Mahmoud Badih

High School STEM

Telma Gracias

High School Math

Allie Langwald

High School P.E. / Health

Zachary MacLean

Band / Technology

Martha Marini

Creative Arts

Sabrina Minus

High School Science

Ivannia Moreno Alvarez

High School Spanish

James Munce

High School Social Studies

Matthew Salgat

High School Social Studies

Abyashante Scott

High School ELA

Christina Slubowski

High School ELA

Susan Wonch

High School Technology

Hajer Yahya

High School Math

Additional Staff

 
Ryan Acuna

ESL Teacher

William Barreto

Community Liaison

Chaz Battice

SLP Teacher

Alicia Montes

Interventionist

Carmela Bragg

Interventionist

Getzemani Quiles

Interventionist

Diane De Santis

Interventionist

Essence Gresham

Interventionist

Olivia Maniaci

Interventionist

Kelsie Harper

Social Worker

Nichole Markusic

RTI Coordinator

Lenora Martin

Counselor

Melody Moore

Dean of Students

Pearl Rabideau

Title 1 Teacher

Michelle Ceballos

ACT 18 Aide

Ilearis Rodriguez

ACT 18 Aide

Linda Pinder

SPED Teacher

Emilio Vargas

SPED Teacher

Philip Mold

SPED Teacher

Deneice Williams

LRE Aide

Shadden Sion

College and Career Readiness

Diana Richards

Food Service Coordinator

Lorena Alvarez

Lunch Aide

Lori Johnson

Lunch Aide

Carolina Alcala

Janitorial

Maria Sanchez

Janitorial

Alicia Vega

Janitorial

Sean Slee

Security

Krystal Wright

Security

Maria Vargas

Business Manager

Maria Cortes

Administrative Assistant

Joselyn Nava

Secretary / Enrollment

Hilda Payne

Clerical Assistant