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Meet Our Leadership Team

Danielle Archie

Danielle Archie


Kristin Brown

Kristin Brown

Dean of Grades K-1

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson

Dean of Grades 2-3 and Special Education

Dara Abston

Dara Abston

Dean of Grades 4-5 and Specials

Simone  Clayton

Simone Clayton

Dean of Middle School

Principal Danielle Archie

Meet Detroit Enterprise Principal Danielle Archie

Principal Danielle Archie knows what it feels like to struggle through school. Born in Haiti, she came to the U.S. just months before her fifth birthday. As a young student, she could successfully navigate through math and other subjects, but she always struggled with reading skills. 
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Meet Our School Board

Our School Board draws from the best local civic and community leaders. They volunteer their time and energy to ensure students at Detroit Enterprise Academy receive the best education possible. For a schedule of Board meetings, minutes, and more information, visit the Board Documents page or contact us at

Steven Wade


Jamita Lewis


Kwame Simmons


David Rudolph


Cortnie Squirewell


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What Detroit Enterprise Academy Parents Are Saying

"I have been a Detroit Enterprise parent since 2004 and I want to thank the staff for providing such a great academic foundation for my students over the years."

- Detroit Enterprise Parent

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We are authorized by Grand Valley State University. They sponsor and monitor us to ensure we achieve academic results and uphold the promises made in our charter.

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