School Staff

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!

School Administration

Francene Ambrose

12th Grade ELA/Data/MTSS

Elizabeth Clinton

Instructional Coach

Teaching Staff

Jean Lee

Pre School Director

Natashia Crain

Pre School Teacher

Additional Staff

Gresham Francine

Office Manager

Rosetta Larkins

Office Assistant

Geisele Holmes

Social Worker

Tywanda Dennison

Special Education Teacher

Anthony Martinez

Special Education Teacher

Amecia Fuller-Ragland

Special Education Teacher

Valerie Morgan

Guidance Counselor

Harry Mont

Transportation Coordinator

Luster Smith


Debra Clark

Lunchroom Coordinator

Anne Calvin

Lunch Aide / Custodian

Dennis Glen


Marie Sims


Dollen Bryant


Michele Kuanda

Community / Parent Liaison

Michael Talley

Positive Behavior Team Member / Truancy / Atheltic Director

Robert Godbolt

Positive Behavior Team Member / Security