About the Principal

Phone: 313-386-5530


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Psychology M.A. in Secondary Education with Teacher Certificate Teacher Certificate in Mathematics Ed.D in Educational Leadership Certification in School Administraton

Dr. Jemel Hence

“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My name is Dr. Jemel Moses Hence. I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I am a product of Detroit Public Schools and Oak Park Public Schools. While in high school, I excelled both inside and outside the classroom as a scholar athlete. The value of an education was bestowed upon me as a child. My family taught me the value of an education. I graduated from the University of Michigan in August of 2006. I majored in psychology and studied mathematics for four years. While at the University of Michigan, I discovered my self-identity. I would tutor and mentor under-privileged children and peers from diverse backgrounds. I really loved it. That love later became motivation for my whole existence. I knew that I wanted to be an educator. I earned my master’s in education at the University of Phoenix in January of 2010. I earned my Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of Phoenix in July of 2016. I have been an educator for 17 years and I have served as a Math Teacher, Master Teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal.

Finally, I am an educator and international leader. I believe in the Ralph Waldo Emerson philosophy, “The secret to education lies in respecting the pupil.” I am a committed parent, married and devoted educator. I am determined and focused on enhancing myself with the goal of impacting the lives of all people through education, because a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Please allow me to serve you and the organization as your next educational leader. Thank you.

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Jemel M. Hence