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School Staff

School Leader

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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

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Ernest Parker

MTSS / Data Coach

Francene Ambrose

Instructional Coach

Teaching Staff

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Aileen Campbell

Middle School Math Teacher

Amecia Fuller-Ragland


Anthony Martinez

Special Education Teacher

Bassima Farhat

Pre School Associate Teacher

Constance Leannais

Middle School Science Teacher

Geisele Holmes

Social Worker

JaBree Harris

Social Emotional Learning Support Advocate

LaDonna Sawyer

Computer Skills Paraprofessional

Megan Roelens

Pre School Lead Teacher

Michael Talley

Behavior Advocate / Athletic Director

Robert Godbolt

Attendance Improvement Coordinator

Sarah Khansa

Spanish Teacher

Tanyanique Tavolette


Tywanda Dennison

Special Education Teacher

Alexis Johnson

Art Teacher

Andrew Hall

Social Emotional Learning Support Advocate

Antoniaya Pitts

High School ELA Teacher

Chrisantha Murray

High School Math Teacher

Damion Jackson

Middle School ELA Teacher

Gloria Bailey

Special Education Teacher

Jean Lee

Pre School Director

Lisa Williams


Melissa Valentin

Pre School Lead Teacher

Natashia Crane

Pre School Teacher

Ryann Whalen

High School Science Teacher

Talana Gaskin-Butler

Business Teacher

Thomas Moore

Physical Education / Health Teacher

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Additional Staff

Anne Calvin

Lunch Aide / Custodian

Dollene Bryant


Francine Gresham

Office Manager

Marie Sims

Transportation / Paraprofessional

Rosetta Larkins

Office Assistant

Willie Adams


Debra Clark

Lunchroom Coordinator

Donald Laird


Harry Mont

Transportation Coordinator

Michele Kuanda

Community / Parent Liaison

Valerie Morgan

Guidance Couselor

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