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Lisa Williams, Principal

I am in my 26th year as a professional in the field of education. I discovered early on that my purpose in life was to teach, inspire, motivate, and lead. My life has and continues to be an open novel of colorful stories woven throughout the buildings, hallways, and classrooms that I have worked in. No matter the role or title, my career has been enriched by my experiences, cultivated through many challenges, and nurtured with the knowledge and understanding that I am constantly evolving as an educator. 

I started my career as an ELA teacher with Detroit Public Schools at Martin Luther King Jr. Sr. High School. After two years, my journey took me to the Oak Park School District where I served as an ELA teacher, Department Chair and Dean of Students. My tenure there prepared me for the next 14 years of solid leadership experience as an Assistant Principal and Principal with the Ferndale Public Schools & Van Dyke Public School District. I also served a year as a School Improvement Consultant with Wayne RESA.  

Over the years, I have worked with diverse cultures, divergent socio-economic populations, and students with a wide range of learning abilities and challenges. I work tirelessly to build solid relationships with students, staff, parents, and stakeholders to forge positive community partnerships. It is my goal to ensure that high achievement is attained at optimal levels and that school safety is a high priority.  

My vision is to provide a learning environment that is committed to continuous improvement and provides equitable learning opportunities for all students.

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Rebecca Adams, High School Assistant Principal

Dear Families,

I would like to introduce myself to some and reintroduce myself to others. My name is Rebecca Adams, I am honored to be the Assistant Principal at The School of Marygrove I am incredibly grateful and excited to serve TSM Families! I continue working in partnership with Principal Williams, school and district leadership teams and school staff in ways that continue the work of advocating and providing all students and families with a positive educational experience. These experiences are founded in values and a celebration of diversity. The work that I hope to do in the upcoming school year will be rooted in our mission and core values. This will be my 5th year as a staff member here at TSM. I originally came to TSM as the ESE Teacher for 9th grade. I have a little over 20 years of experience in K-12 education. My experiences have allowed me to be both a general and special education teacher, instructional coach, curriculum coordinator and administrator. Education has taught me that nothing stays the same and we are all worthy of learning through positive experiences.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family, children and dog. We love to travel, watch, and participate in sports. Our favorite places to travel are Mexico,Tennessee and Florida.

I am committed to working with staff, students, and families as we become reacclimated to in person learning. There were many challenges this past school year, but I know that as a community and family we will show that nothing can stop TSM from being successful. My role will be to provide leadership and build a structure of positive collaborative relationships in the school and community - so that ALL students have a variety of opportunities to succeed! I look forward to meeting all students and families this coming school year!

"Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie J.T. Stepanek

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Assistant Principal Rebecca Adams

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Patrina Caldwell, Elementary Assistant Principal

Welcome to the School at Marygrove! 
Mrs. Patrina Caldwell is a Detroit native born and raised on the westside of the city. Mrs. Caldwell began her academic career in the Detroit Public School system over 15 years ago. Attending Bagley Elementary, Ludington Magnet Middle school, and finally graduating from the one and only Cass Technical High School. Mrs. Caldwell went on to attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to further her education, receiving a Bachelor's of Art degree in elementary education, with a Major in English Language Arts and Minor in Fine Arts.She later went on to receive her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.
 
Immediately after graduating from U of M Mrs. Caldwell immediately came back home and began teaching. She was a founding teacher at an inner city school in the Boston Edison district. Teaching there for over five years. She had the opportunity to teach in grades K-5th, kindergarten and third. She later advanced to being the Culture Invention Specialist, Dean of Culture, and Assistant Principal.  While serving as an educator and building leader Mrs. Caldwell served on a variety of committees and special teams. She was a committee lead on the University Prep Disciplinary Consultation Team, School Improvement team, the state and school partnership agreement planning team and many more. Ms. Caldwell is also a certified Restorative Practice Trainer and has conducted many different professional developments around Culture and Climate, Shared Leadership, and Restorative Practices in school. All of these  experiences have cultivated Mrs.Caldwell into the leader she is today. In 2022 Mrs. Caldwell came back to her roots (DPSCD) and helped found the most amazing school here in the city of Detroit, The School at Marygrove Elementary. As a founding Assistant Principal,she had the opportunity to be a change agent in how we approach education and how we cultivate the next generation. 
 
Mrs. Caldwell views a collaborative, support and family-oriented  school environment as the key to creating successful teachers and scholars. She believes partnerships with parents and the community are essential to enriching the experience in any school-aged academic environment. She also believes that true learning can take place when strong relationships are built with the students and families that we serve each day! Mrs. Caldwell is extremely excited and is excited about being a part of enhancing the learning community and welcomes all to the School at Marygrove as it continues to strive for excellence in every way. Fun Facts about her, when she's not working she is happily married with three wonderful children, whom she loves to spend time with traveling.