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Mr. Zerrick Lake

Dear DPSCD Virtual School Community,

I'm honored to introduce myself as your new Principal at Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) Virtual School. As we embark on this exciting academic journey, I extend a warm welcome to all our staff, students, and families. This is my 24th year in education, and I am excited about returning home to DPSCD. I have been happily married for 21 years, and my wife and I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. They are a constant source of inspiration and motivation for me in my educational journey.

In addition to my passion for education, I also have a deep love for music. I enjoy singing and playing the piano in my spare time, and I believe that the harmony of voices is a beautiful reflection of the unity and collaboration we aim to foster in our school community. Moreover, I have an abiding interest in everything related to technology. The ever-evolving landscape of technology is something I find fascinating, and I am excited to explore ways in which it can enhance the educational experience of our students, staff, and parents.

Our commitment to excellence is unwavering. We are dedicated to providing a world-class education that equips our students for success in a rapidly evolving world. Together, we will inspire, engage, and empower.

To our remarkable staff: Your expertise and dedication are the pillars of our success. Your passion for teaching and unwavering commitment to our students make you the backbone of our institution. As we work together, we will continue to set high standards for educational excellence.

To our students: You are the heart of our school. This is a place where curiosity thrives, critical thinking is encouraged, and a love for learning is fostered. Your potential is limitless, and we are here to guide and support you as you grow and learn.

To our families: We recognize the vital role you play in your child's education. Your partnership is invaluable, and we encourage open communication and collaboration throughout the year. Together, we will create an environment where your children can flourish.

As we begin this new academic year, remember that we are a united community. Challenges will come, but we will overcome them. Achievements will be celebrated, and memories will be made. We are here to support each other in every step of this educational journey.

Let's make DPSCD Virtual School a place of growth, achievement, and inspiration. Reach out to us with questions, concerns, or ideas. Together, we will make this year remarkable.

Welcome to the DPSCD Virtual School family. Let's make this a year of learning, discovery, and achievement.




Zerrick Y. Lake


DPSCD Virtual School