DPS Announces Principals To Lead Eight Self-Governing Schools For 2012-13
Detroit Public Schools announced principal assignments for eight of the district’s nine Self-Governing Schools for the 2012-13 academic year. Principal appointments are effective July 1, 2012.
|Detroit Institute of Technology at Cody||Mary Kovari|
|Medicine and Community Health Academy at Cody||Michelle Parker|
|Cody Academy of Public Leadership||Johnathon Matthews|
|Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology||Tanya Bowman|
|Osborn College Preparatory Academy||Calvin B. Patillo|
|Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy||Felicia Cook|
|Dr. Benjamin Carson School for Science and Medicine||Brenda Belcher|
|Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School||Ricardo Martin|
The Self-Governing Schools Initiative is a key component of Emergency Manager Roy S. Roberts’ Action Plan for 2012-2013.
“We know that a “one size fits all” model to educating over 60,000 students in our district does not make sense. By shifting authority to make vital decisions to the school level, we offer schools both the ability to maintain consistency in their programs and the ability to make decisions that best serve the needs of their particular students,” Roberts said.
Under the self-governing model:
- DPS will set clear academic and financial goals for each self-governing school.
- A Governing Council appointed by Emergency Manager Roberts of civic, community, business, government, and local leaders, along with parents, will take responsibility for the performance of the school in partnership with the principal and teachers at this school.
- Local schools will have control over budget, hiring, curriculum, and operations, with DPS providing careful oversight. Schools will be encouraged to take advantage of the added flexibility and autonomy to pursue learning strategies that they feel will work best for their students.
- All collective bargaining agreements with DPS will apply.
“In a Self-Governing School the Principal is the CEO,” explained Doug Ross, DPS Chief Innovation Officer, whose portfolio of schools include the nine self-governing schools and the DPS-authorized charter schools. “We have selected individuals with a record of leading small high schools and a commitment to make these schools among the top college prep schools in the nation to serve as the first self-governing Principals.”
Roberts additionally issued Executive Orders appointing Governing Council members for the schools.
Governing Council for the Cody Campus:
Jeff Bergeron, President and CEO, Ernst & Young
Dr. Patricia Butler, Community Resident and Retired Educator
Kenyetta Campbell, Executive Director, Cody Rouge Action Alliance
Doreen Odom, Community Resident, Western Michigan University Admissions
Jason Paulateer, Vice President, PNC Bank
Charles Small, President and CEO, Don Bosco Hall
Markeith Weldon, Owner, Weldon Enterprise Global, Inc
Governing Council for the Osborn Campus:
Anita Ashford, Vice President, DTE Energy Corporation
Bryan Barnhill, Policy Director, Detroit City Council
Quincy Jones, Executive Director, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance
Bertha Marsh, Community Resident (Retired)
Zafar Razzacki, Account Executive, US Brand Solutions, Google Corporation
Alice Thompson, COO, Black Family Development
Reverend Edgar Vann, Bishop, Second Ebenezer Church
Governing Council for Detroit Collegiate Prep:
Penny Bailer, Executive Director, City Year Detroit
Gail Spencer, Organizer, American Federation of Teachers Michigan
Reverend Robert Smith, Jr., Pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church
Jennifer Smith, Executive Director of Boys Hope, Girls Hope and Board Member for Communities in Schools
Juanita Lamar, Parent Representative
Robert Marans, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning and Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Kevin L. Bell, Senior Manager for Diversity Supplier Development, Chrysler Group LLC
Governing Council for Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine:
Dr. Reginald Eadie, President, Sinai Grace Hospital
Dr. Gary Willyerd, Asst. Dean, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Susan Schooley, Physician, Henry Ford Health System
Olisaeloka I. Dallah, Vice President of Compliance, Greektown Casino
Sonya Norris, Ben Carson Parent
In all cases, Roberts’ Order requires that a local school parent be named to each Governing Council as well.
Principal selections for the district’s 89 Centrally-Supported Schools were announced May 14.
Source: [ detroitk12.org ]
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