About the Principal

Phone: 313-873-3050


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sakina Bolden Ed.S.


It is with great pleasure that I take the charge and responsibility of leading the young ladies of the Detroit International Academy of Young Women. It is my mission to offer opportunity while fostering the districts vision of students first, integrity, service, excellence, equity and tenacity. 

I know that in over 15 years as a teacher, educating children and 8 years of administration leading institutions K-12, that the recipe for student achievement is positive culture, expectations and support. At DIA, building confidence, perseverance and resilience is how our young ladies become legendary when serving their communities. Fostering innovation is how they will become the visionaries of the future. 

The success, safety and cognitive development of a child is why I rise and lead every day. It is at the forefront of every decision that is made. I am grateful to our families for letting this be the institution who services you and your child. 

"She operates under the assumption that She can not fail.

When SHE rises we all rise!"