Mr. Benny White

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Benny White

Dean White is a native Detroiter and graduate of Northern H.S. (c/o 1972). He attended Michigan State University, where he played Spartan Basketball and graduated in 1977. Dean White has coached both high school (Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School 1995-2010) and college basketball (MSU, UofD, and EMU). Dean White has been happily married for 25 years and is the father of one daughter and 2 sons.

benny.white@detroitk12.org

Ms. Marsha Cheeks

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Marsha Cheeks

Dean Cheeks is a proud graduate of Northwestern High School. She earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Business Education (BBE) at Western Michigan University. Dean Cheeks earned her Master's in Public Administration at Central Michigan University.

Dean Cheeks taught Business Education at Osborn H.S. and Murray Wright H.S. She also served as Director of NASA Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) at both Wayne County Community College and Wayne State University. 

Dean Cheeks was elected State Representative in the Michigan House of Representaives in 2002, and was re-elected to additional consecutive terms. She continued her tenure as legislator in the sixth legislative district until the mandatory term limit in 2008.

Dean Cheeks returned to Detroit Public Schools 2010 as Program Supervisor in Workforce Development. She now proudly serves as a Dean of School Culture at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School for the MIGHTY CRUSADERS!

marsha.cheeks@detroitk12.org