It is with great pleasure that I serve as the Senior Deputy Executive Director for the Detroit Public Schools Community District Office of Charter Schools. We honor the rich legacy established by the previous Director, Kisha Verdusco. The mission for the DPSCD Office of Charter Schools “is to support, develop, and hold accountable high-performing charter schools that prepare Detroit children for college and careers”. In the 2017-18 school year, I will work to close the achievement gap and help facilitate success in academics at every DPSCD charter school. The DPSCD Office of Charter Schools will provide customized support and oversight to produce high-performing charter schools.
Our team is dedicated to holding schools accountable based on multiple sources of data. In addition, we will continue to build capacity in all DPSCD charter schools by providing professional development and rigorous classroom observations to improve student achievement.
We wish everyone a successful start to the school year and beyond.
Jendayi Gardner, Ph.D.
Senior Deputy Executive Director of Charter Schools