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Principal Derrick Graves

Principal Derrick Graves has served Detroit-area students and families in education for 27 years. Much of his work has centered on supporting students with exceptionalities. He has been a special education teacher, teacher consultant, program manager, assistant principal, and assistive technology coordinator. He became the 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 presented with the opportunity to serve as the school leader of Moses Field Center. He considers this appointment an honor and a career highlight. Having trained in a similar center-based program in Ohio, Mr. Graves feels at home at Moses Field and looks forward to supporting students and families.

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.