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Lorianne DeDominico, Principal 

Why did you choose education as a profession?  

It was a natural decision to go into education. Every job I ever had leading up to college involved children: babysitting, summer camp counselor, and after school care. I always liked working with kids, and found that it wasn’t “work” when I was with them. Working with kids was the only thing I could ever really see myself doing for the rest of my life.

What is your favorite part of serving as a principal?

Being able to work with all the teachers and deans. As a classroom teacher, I only was able to positively impact 30 students each year, but as a principal I can have an impact on the whole school.

What are some of your major professional accomplishments?

As the interim principal at Pinnacle, I helped the school reach two academic milestones. It was the first year in the school’s history that we performed above an 80 on the Performance Index on the Ohio state test. We also were number eight in the company for Rate of Growth on the 2013 NWEA.

What’s the one thing you’d wish for every child?

I wish that every child is able to feel successful and happy in life. At Reach, we work to give all students the best academic opportunities possible, with the goal that children have the option to go to college. Whether a child chooses that path or another, I want them all to be successful and happy with the life path they choose.


  • Bachelor of Science - Western Michigan University
  • Master in Educational Leadership - Grand Valley State University

Did you know?

  • Ms. DeDomenico was her high school’s Female Athlete of the Year
  • She has broken each arm twice

Principal DeDemonico’s Favorite Things:

  • Sport: Soccer
  • Meal: Pizza
  • Candy: Anything caramel
  • Dessert: Cheesecake
  • Season: Fall
  • Color: Pink


Nicole Arnold, Dean of Middle School


  • University of Michigan in Ann Arbor: Bachelor of Arts in English 
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn:  Masters of Arts in Teaching with a major in English and a minor Psychology
  • Madonna University: Masters of Science in Educational Leadership


Previous education experience and number of years in the field:

This is my fifteenth year in education.  Prior to joining the team at Reach Academy, I worked as a middle school English teacher, Intervention Specialist, and a high school English teacher.  I have worked in schools in Detroit, Taylor and Ferndale.

Why did you choose education as a career?

I chose education as a career because I believe a good, quality education from caring adults provides the best foundation a child could have for a successful future.   


I am married to my wonderful husband Blaine, and I have three bonus daughters. We have two dogs, a cat, and two fish aquariums.   

Erin Baller, Dean of Intervention


  • Concordia University - Elementary Education
  • Marygrove College - Master in the Art of Education
  • Wayne State University - Education Specialist in Leadership 


Previous education experience and number of years in the field:

Taught first grade for 6 years for NHA. 

Why did you choose education as a career?

I love working with students.  I especially love when students get excited about learning and when they “get it.”        


Shannon Zanetti, Dean of Lower Elementary


  • Western Michigan University: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Saginaw Valley State University: Master’s degree in educational leadership


Previous education experience and number of years in the field:

I have been in the education field for over 12 years.  Before coming to Reach Academy as a dean in 2009, I previously taught middle school science and 3rd grade.

Why did you choose education as a career?

I chose a career in education because I have a passion for teaching and learning.


My husband and I are expecting a baby in May!  We are already parents to our daughter, Kennedy and our dog, Sampson.


Jennifer Perkins, Dean of Upper Elementary

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