Meet the Dean

Phone: 313-596-7640


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jose Ramirez

This is my 20th year at Academy of the Americas. Throughout those years I have spent my time creating life experiences and opportunities for our students and children of Detroit. I am where I am because my wrestling coach, Willie Gadson, believed in me. He mentored me on and off the mats, because of him I was able to compete and graduate from Eastern Michigan University and ultimately from Wayne State as well. I currently have 3 children enrolled at AoA, so I am truly invested in the success of our school. I owe a lot to my coach and want to pay him back by being of service to others. "Trust the process, feed the dream and provide opportunities to pursue the Passion. We're AoA and that's what we do Mi Familia Contra Tu Equipo!"- Ramirez