Principal Maria Hernandez-Martinez was awarded Principal of the Year for 2019, during the 2nd Annual Educator of the Year Gala at the Roostertail in Detroit. This was an event that honored the District's exceptional staff of teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, principals and more. The honorees were nominated based on exemplifying the district's core values and priorities outlined in the strategic plan, Blueprint 2020.
"I am happy and humbled to have been named this year’s DPSCD Principal of the Year. This would not have been possible without the love and support of my family, parents, students and the fantastic team at Clemente. This is not only a victory for me, but for our community and exceptional school as well! Like I said before, this is your accomplishment too. Thank you!" - Principal Martinez-Hernandez