Our Dean of Culture

Phone: 313.494.8820


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Management

Ms. Paula Reese

 Paula Nicole Reese was born and raised in Detroit, MI.  She is a product of DPSCD. Ms. Reese went to Edmondson Elementary School, Pelham Middle School & graduated from the best high school in the district Murray Wright H.S. in 1989. She is a single mother of a daughter, 26 years of age & a graduate from Northwestern H.S., and a grandmother to 2 energetic young boys that attends Thurgood Marshall School. In December 2018, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University with honors.  She has been employed with the Detroit Public Schools Community District for the past 30 years and has held many positions. Ms. Reese is a member of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Ms. Reese loves working with children. She is genuinely vested in DPSCD & her goal is to ensure that she serve & support students, staff & families in the community to reach their full potential & help make their dreams a reality. Ms. Reese is thankful that the district has allowed her to go on this educational journey & will always believe that when Students Rise, We All Rise.