Dearborn Schools announces administrative changes – Press and Guide

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Dearborn Public Schools has announced a number of administrative changes for the 2022-23 school year.

Administrative changes were made for a number of reasons, including retirements which then caused a domino effect as administrators changed roles.

The School Council approved these appointments during its last meetings.

Changes for the 2022-23 school year include:

•Mrs. Lamis Srour is now Executive Director of Student Success, Edsel Ford Feeder Track. Ms Srour was previously principal of Henry Ford Elementary School.

•Mrs. Hilda Irani has been appointed Director of Evaluation. Ms. Irani was previously the district’s recruitment and retention coordinator.

•Mrs. Sara Cortese has been appointed Accounting Manager. Ms. Cortese was previously director of finance for Van Buren Public Schools.

•Danielle Alzayat was hired as Health, Safety and Security Supervisor. She previously worked as Wayne County Chief of Staff, Homeland Security/Emergency Management.

•Mrs. Fay Turfe has been appointed University Consultant in Recruitment, Retention and Teachers. She was previously an assistant principal at Bryant Middle School.

•Dr. Winifred Green has been appointed Principal of Henry Ford Early College (HFEC). Previously, she served as director of the Dearborn Heights campus, including overseeing the Michael Berry Career Center; the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology; Magnet High School; STEM Middle School and the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

•Mrs. Amal Alcodray has been named director of the Dearborn Heights campus. Ms. Alcodray has a strong background in counseling and will work with Dr. Green to develop partnership and collaboration with district CTE programs and Henry Ford College programs.

•Mrs. Mariam Farhat has been appointed principal of Henry Ford Elementary School. She was previously a vice-principal at William Ford Elementary School and before that, she completed the district’s administrative trainee program.

•Mrs. Hanaa Faraj has been named principal of Geer Park Elementary, after serving as acting principal there. Before that, she was an assistant principal at Stout Middle School.

•Mr. Michael Wegher has been named assistant principal at Dearborn High School.

•Mr. Jamal Lawera has been named assistant principal at Long Elementary/Virtual School and Maples. This will be a shared position due to the size of the programs and in accordance with district budget allocation.

•Mrs. Caitlin Ball has been named vice-principal at Dearborn High School. Ms. Ball was a special education teacher at Smith Middle School.

•Mrs. Maha Fayad has been named assistant principal of Smith Middle School. Ms. Fayad was an educational coach in the district and was previously part of the administration trainee program.

•Mrs. Nassrine Karaali has been named deputy principal of Bryant Middle School. Ms. Karaali was an educational English coach and was previously part of the administration trainee program.

•Mrs. Melissa Kobeissi has been named assistant principal of Woodworth Middle School. Ms. Kobeissi was a teacher at William Ford Elementary School and was previously part of the administration trainee program.

•Mrs. Nesreen Najm has been appointed as Vice Principal at William Ford Elementary School. Ms. Najm was a teacher at Nowlin Elementary and was previously part of the administration trainee program.

•Mr. Brent Proctor as Deputy Principal of Stout Middle School. Mr. Proctor was a teacher at Stout and previously part of the administrative trainee program.

Other administrative appointments may be announced at future meetings of the Board of Education.

“We are pleased with the quality of candidates we have been able to attract for all of these positions and look forward to working with these personnel as they settle into their new leadership roles,” said Supt. Glenn Maleyko.

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