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ADMINISTRATION

Juan José Martínez, Ed.D

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School Leader & Director of District Operations

Email: juan.martinez@leonagroupmw.com

Education

Ed.D - Wayne State University

M.S.W - Wayne State University

B.S.W - Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Juan José Martínez is a Detroit native, born and raised in the heart of Detroit. He holds his Doctorate in Education from Wayne State University focusing on Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual, Bicultural Education.

Dr. Martínez has decades of experience in the field of education. He began his professional career working at CHASS Health Center, moving later to Detroit Public Schools. His dedication to serving students led him to continue his work at Wayne State University where he was a counselor. At this time he was also serving as a member of the Detroit Board of Education. His work did not stop there, he continued and changed gears to become Assistant to the Hon. Dennis W. Archer and later as Chief of Staff, to the Hon. Sheila Cockrel. His passion for education was always in him. This was when he chose to come and continue supporting his Detroit community at César Chávez Academy High School were he has been the school leaders for more than 10 years and the Director of District Operations since 2016.

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DEPARTMENT LEADS

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Mr. Rob Gardella

English Lead

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Ms. Becca Pessler

Mathematics Lead

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Mr. Dennet Zeni

Social Studies Lead

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Ms. Nora Alanaameh

Science Lead

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Ms. Angelina Macon

Special Education

Email:angelina.macon@leonagroupmw.com

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STAFF DIRECTORY

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PE Teacher

Mr. Jesus Ahedo

Science

Room:

Gym

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Radio

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ESL Paraprofessional

Ms. Claudia Alvarez

ESL

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Mr. Angel Caraballo

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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Building Substitute

Ms. Lexie Chapa

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

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Special Ed. Teacher

Mrs. Carrie Dassow

Special Education

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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English 9 & 10 Teacher

Mr. Daniel Desmond

English

Room:

Mod D

313-551-0611 ext:

123

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Algebra 1 Teacher

Ms. Adrianna Gallardo

Mathematics

Room:

Mod F

313-551-0611 ext:

125

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Dean of Students

Ms. Linette Garza

Administration

Room:

Dean's Office

313-551-0611 ext:

153 / Radio

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Chemistry Teacher

Mr. Jeffrey Gowman

Science

Room:

301

313-551-0611 ext:

301

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District Nurse

Ms. Maria Harrison

Principal's Office

Room:

Wellness Office

313-551-0611 ext:

110

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Building Sub

Mr. Anthony Hines

Principal's Office

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

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Wellness Manager & Administrative Assistant

Ms. Viridiana Lopez

Administration

Room:

Tech Office

313-551-0611 ext:

221

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Math Paraprofessional

Mr. Ryan Mangulabnan

Mathematics

Room:

Rotate

313-551-0611 ext:

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Chicanx Studies

Ms. Esther Mata

Social Studies

Room:

303

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303

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Custodian

Mrs. Sonia Mercado-Barba

Principal's Office

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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Teacher Mentor & Paraprofessional

Mr. Alec Nemeth

Social Studies

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Ms. Claudia Pentecost

Principal's Office

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

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English 9 Teacher

Ms. Angelica Piovesana

English

Room:

103

313-551-0611 ext:

103

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US History Teacher

Ms. Isabella Ramos

Social Studies

Room:

202

313-551-0611 ext:

202

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Lunch Manager

Mrs. Janet Rodriguez

Principal's Office

Room:

Kitchen

313-551-0611 ext:

155

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Assistant School Leader

Mrs. Carissa Rusnak

Administration

Room:

Curriculum Office

313-551-0611 ext:

151

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Economics Teacher

Mr. Jeremy Schmitzerle

Social Studies

Room:

306

313-551-0611 ext:

306

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Driver & Food Service

Ms. Yolanda Vazquez

Principal's Office

Room:

Kitchen

313-551-0611 ext:

155

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Math Sub

Mr. Lonnie Williams

Mathematics

Room:

W111

313-551-0611 ext:

111

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PBIS Mentor

Ms. Barbara Zaragoza

Principal's Office

Room:

Tech Office

313-551-0611 ext:

223

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Science Lead & Astronomy/Chemistry Teacher

Ms. Nora Alnaameh

Science

Room:

302

313-551-0611 ext:

302

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Office Assistant

Ms. Lohany Avelar

Principal's Office

Room:

Main Office

313-551-0611 ext:

251

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Special Ed. Teacher

Mrs. Elizabeth Cardona

Principal's Office

Room:

210

313-551-0611 ext:

210

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Cultural Studies

Ms. Eva Coleman

Social Studies

Room:

W114

313-551-0611 ext:

114

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Grade Level Mentor

Mr. Rolando del Corral

Principal's Office

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Mrs. Norma Echeverria

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

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English Lead

Mr. Robert Gardella

English

Room:

102

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Personal Finance Teacher

Ms. Judith Gonzalez

Mathematics

Room:

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313-551-0611 ext:

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Custodian

Mrs. Rosario Guerrero

Principal's Office

Room:

Rotates

313-551-0611 ext:

Radio

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Office Manager

Mrs. Aundrea Henderson

Principal's Office

Room:

Main Office

313-551-0611 ext:

253

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Athletic Director

Mr. Jerrold Jackson

Principal's Office

Room:

Athletic

313-551-0611 ext:

152

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US History Teacher

Mr. Ivan Macias-Romero

Social Studies

Room:

Mod C

313-551-0611 ext:

122

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English 11 & 12 Teacher

Mr. Patrick Maroux

English

Room:

Media Center

313-551-0611 ext:

220

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Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Ms. Kelli Matchett-Moore

Special Education

Room:

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Special Education Teacher

Ms. Savanna Mowl

Special Education

Room:

210

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Biology Teacher

Ms. Katelyn Orr

Science

Room:

Mod B

313-551-0611 ext:

121

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ESL Teacher

Ms. Laurie Perrin

ESL

Room:

100

313-551-0611 ext:

100

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Geometry & Precalculus Teacher

Dr. Clint Prong

Mathematics

Room:

304

313-551-0611 ext:

304

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Physics & iDraw Teacher

Mr. Jessie Rivas

Science

Room:

305

313-551-0611 ext:

305

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Community & Homeless Liaison

Ms. Ana Romo

Principal's Office

Room:

106

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Art Teacher

Mr. Salvador Samano

Social Studies

Room:

105

313-551-0611 ext:

105

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French & English Teacher

Ms. Candace Stinson

Social Studies / English

Room:

300

313-551-0611 ext:

300

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Security & 2025 GLM

Mr. Michael Vazquez

Principal's Office

Room:

Dean's Office

313-551-0611 ext:

153 / Radio

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Mandarin Teacher

Ms. Meng Xu

Social Studies

Room:

W112

313-551-0611 ext:

112

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Government Teacher

Mr. Dennet Zeni

Social Studies

Room:

204

313-551-0611 ext:

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Special Ed. Paraprofessional

Ms. Luisafernanda Alvarez

Special Education

Room:

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