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Principal Derrick Graves

Principal Derrick Graves has served Detroit-area students and families in education for 26 years. Much of his work has centered on supporting students with exceptionalities (Special Education). He has been a special education teacher, teacher consultant, program manager, assistant principal, and assistive technology coordinator. He became principal of Turning Point Academy, a-day treatment program for students with moderate to severe emotional and behavior disorders, in 2020.

In June 2022, Principal Graves was offered the opportunity to serve as the school leader of Moses Field School. He considers this appointment an honor and a career highlight. Having trained in a similar type of center-based program in Ohio, Mr. Graves feels at home at Moses Field. He is looking forward to supporting the entire Moses Field School Community.

Principal Graves was born and raised in Detroit (Several blocks from Moses Field). He holds an Education Specialist Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Wayne State University; a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Ohio University; and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. Principal Graves is married and has two children.