Operations

  • The Division of Operations of the Detroit Public Schools Community District provides essential services to support the mission of educating and empowering our students. We are committed to ensuring the District operates at its optimum capacity. Our division strives to incorporate the District’s Core Values and increase student pride in their schools through work delivered by the following departments: 

    • Community Use - offers use of school spaces outside of school hours for community groups
    • Energy and Sustainability – strives to utilize best practices for energy conservation while providing comfortable learning
    • Environmental Health and Safety – ensures safe and healthy learning environments and drinking water for our students
    • Facilities – enhances student achievement by effectively planning and managing District facilities to support learning
    • Grounds - seeks to maintain and improve all District grounds in an inviting and positive manner
    • Real Estate – coordinates management of District real estate portfolio
    • School Nutrition – supports the educational development of our students by providing healthy breakfast and a variety of nutritional lunch options for K-12 students at no charge
    • Special Projects - uses best practices to provide safe, furnished, and appealing atmospheres for learning 
    • Transportation – offers students safe, effective transportation service to and from school

Contact Information

  • Operations

    Machion Jackson
    Assistant Superintendent 
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Fisher Building, 14th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Office (313) 873-6532

    Raquel Branch
    Executive Administrative Assistant
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    Fisher Building, 14th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Office (313) 873-6532

    Community Use

    Helen Sidberry
    Program Supervisor
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 576-0950

    Energy and Sustainability

    Alexander Smith
    Director 
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 576-7079
    Fax (313) 576-7009

    Environmental Health and Safety

    Mark Stabile
    Program Supervisor
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 215-0748

    Grounds and Site Management

    George Vary
    Director 
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Office (313) 578-7225
    Fax (313) 576-0951

    Real Estate

    Tammy Deane
    Director 
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 515-6991

    School Nutrition

    Carl Williams
    Executive Director 
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 320-9053

    Special Projects

    Felicia Venable
    Executive Director 
    Support Services Complex, Building C
    1601 Farnsworth
    Detroit, MI 48211
    Mobile (313) 218-2876

    Transportation

    Aaron Walter
    Executive Director 
    8145 Greenfield
    Detroit, MI 48228
    Office (313) 216-5844