School Leader

Carmen Willingham, school leader


Carmen Willingham has been with The Leona Group for twelve years, serving in a wide array of leadership roles. Prior to rejoining The Academy for Business & Technology Middle/High School in 2017 as school leader, Ms. Willingham worked at Highland Park Renaissance Academy as school leader and still serves as Core Team Leader. She also previously served in the roles of dean of students and assistant school leader at The Academy for Business & Technology Middle/High School and she was a teacher in the Detroit Public School System. Ms. Willingham is a Detroit-native, and enjoys spending her free time singing, reading, shopping, traveling and spending time with her children. She received her B.A. in English from Michigan State University, and received her elementary education teaching certificate as well as her M.A. in education administration and her K-12 administrator certificate from the University of Detroit Mercy. Ms. Willingham is also Montessori Certified. If you haven’t met Ms. Willingham, be sure to come by and say hi!


Carmen Willingham - School Leader - email
Francene Ambrose -12th grade ELA Teacher/Data/MTSS  Coach email
Michael R. Jackson - Behavior Coordinator email
Elizabeth Clinton - Instructional Coach

Office Staff

Gresham, Francine - Office Manager 
Larkins, Rosetta - Office Assistant 

Support Specialist

Holmes, Geisele - Social Worker    
Dennison, Tywanda - Special Education Teacher
Martinez, Anthony - Special Education Teacher
Fuller-Ragland, Amecia - Special Education Teacher

Operational Support

Morgan, Valerie - Guidance Counselor     ​
Clark, Debra - Lunchroom Coordinator 
Calvin, Anne - Lunch Aid/Custodian
Mont, Harry - Transportation Coordinator
Glen, Dennis - Transportation
Sims, Marie - Transportation
Smith, Luster - Transportation
Bryant, Dollen - Transportation
​Talley, Michael - Positive Behavior Team Member/Truancy/Athletic DIR.
Godbolt, Robert - Positive Behavior Team Member-Security
​Kuanda, Michele - Community/Parent Liaison


Lee, Jean - Pre School Director
Crain, Natashia - Pre School Teacher