Behavior Specialist

Ms. Rose Paterson

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Ms. Rose Paterson

Rose Paterson is a 2001 alumni of Wayne State University, where she earned her Bachelor's in Social Work, and her certification to teach Special Education in Cognitive Impairments. She attended graduate school at Capella University and earned a MS in Counseling in 2003. Before coming to Turning Point this year, Ms. Paterson taught secondary special education for 16 years, 9 years in Detroit Public Schools, and 5 years in Christian education. Ms. Paterson resides in Metro Detroit with her dog and fish. In her spare time she enjoys being creative, reading, and Detroit Lions football. 

 

Behavior Specialist

Ms. Rene Kindred

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Ms. Rene Kindred

Ms. Rene Kindred has been with Detroit Public Schools-Community District for 18 eighteen years. She is a product of the Detroit Public School system. Ms. Kindred studied at Eastern Michigan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Education, specializing in Emotionally Impaired. She attained a Master of Education Degree from the University of Phoenix. She is a proud staff member of Turning Point Academy at Fleming. She has a great passion for the well-being of children. Ms. Kindred takes pride in assisting with her collages, and the parents in shaping the students into becoming productive members of our society. She is firm but fair with high expectations. She looks forward to new beginnings, working together, toward positive outcomes. Her ultimate goal is for the students is to return to their neighborhood schools within the least restrictive environment and to learn to function in today’s society.v

Social Worker

Ms. Anita Reed

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Ms. Anita Reed

Ms. Anita Reed has been a DPSCD School Social Worker since 2001. She is a Licensed Master Level Clinician with several years of experience in the mental health field. In addition, She has a demonstrated ability in working with diverse populations, providing clinical assessments and individual/group therapy.

Social Worker

Ms. Sara Berlin

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Ms. Sara Berlin

Ms. Berlin is the new school social worker for elementary and middle school students. She has her Master's degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Psychodynamics and School Social Work from Wayne State University. Ms. Berlin is excited to begin working with the students here at Turning Point Academy!
 

 

 

Social Worker

Mr. Jamal Reese

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Mr. Jamal Reese

Jamal is a product of DPS, he continued on to earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University. Jamal has worked in the social work field since 2011, he began his career working with families and children in Detroit, MI. His goal is to ensure students and families have access to resources that will benefit them in school and in society; collaborate and consult with students, families, educators, and the community to identify and overcome barriers to student achievement; and seek to alleviate difficulties that interfere with student learning by providing emotional and behavioral support, crisis prevention and intervention, mental health consultation, and referrals to outside agencies

Social Worker

Ms. Kisha Simpson

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Ms. Kisha Simpson

My name is Kisha Simpson and I have been in the human services field for over 20 years. My focus has always been helping children and families, as I have worked in foster care, juvenile justice, community mental health, and the school setting. I am a graduate of Michigan State University "GO GREEN" and Wayne State University. I look forward to working with the students and staff of Turning Point Academy and making a difference in the success of our students.