Employee Relations

  • We serve the District by ensuring our employees continue to use integrity and put students first when providing service, in accordance with District standards.  We help to promote a positive work environment through our efforts to prevent and resolve issues that arise between employees, and between employees and management.  Employee Relations investigates and addresses allegations of employee misconduct, policy noncompliance and employee civil rights violations.  We oversee the District's employee discipline process, and provide training throughout the District on workplace conduct and best practices.  We are responsible for the following bodies of work:

    • Employee Misconduct and Corrective Discipline
    • Administrative Leave
    • Administrator Non-Renewal Process
    • Employee Civil Rights Complaint Investigations and Compliance Training
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michigan Department of Civil Rights Charge Response Process
    • Employee Handbook

Contact Information

  • Department Email
    employee.relations@detroitk12.org

    Carrie S. Bryant, Esq.
    Senior Executive Director
    Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI  48202
    (313) 873-7341

    Laura Pantoja Aguilar
    Assistant Director
    Assigned to School Cohort 1, Communications, Marketing & Gov’t Affairs, Equity, Family & Community Engagement, Finance, Human Resources, and Labor Relations
    Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48202
    313-873-8508

    LaShayla Miller Metts
    Assistant Director
    Assigned to School Cohort 2, Office of the General Counsel and Operations 
    Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI  48202
    (313) 873-0223

    Tina Currie
    Assistant Director
    Assigned to School Cohort 4, Army Instruction, Athletics, Exceptional Student Education, Office of Inspector General, Public Safety, and Division of Schools 
    Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI  48202
    (313) 873-6865

    Wayne Simons
    Assistant Director
    Assigned to School Cohorts 3 & 5, Academics, Chief of Staff, and Partnerships, Innovation and Whole Child Support
    Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48202
    313-466-6839

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