School Staff


School Leader

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Michael R. Jackson 

School Leader

Michael R. Jackson has been with The Leona Group for over twenty years, serving in a wide array of leadership roles. Prior to joining The  Detroit Public Safety Academy in 2021 as school leader, Mr. Jackson worked at Academy for Business and Technology as a behavior coordinator. He previously served in the roles of school leader and teacher for a number of our schools throughout his time with The Leona Group. He earned his degrees from Eastern and Central Michigan Universities. Mr. Jackson is most looking forward to interacting with students personally, so if you haven’t met Mr. Jackson, be sure to come by and say hi!


Teaching Staff

Ronald D.C. Booth

Physical Education Teacher

Sandra Dennis

MTSS Counselor

Jeffrey Hoag

Social Studies

Latonia Gee

Special Education/Counselor

Reneisha Maye

Math Interventionist

Kaitlyn Long


Matthew Sypniewski


Sherida Sargent

Reading Interventionist

Additional Staff

Dawn Nelson

Office Staff

Jasmine Arnold

Office Staff

Sheldon Richard


Bernard Stephens


Andrea Vallelunga

Social Worker

Carese Williams

Food Service Aide

Saqura Long-Sanders

Instructional Coach

Cameron Nichols

Dean of Students/Tech

Ronald Booth

Admin Staff