Points of pride
Principal LeTanya Dandridge has been in the field of special education for 28 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge about providing educational services and programs to students with Cognitive Impairments and Autism. She has been the principal at Moses Field for 10 years. Principal Dandridge graduated from Detroit Public Schools, attending Nichols, Whitney Young Magnet, and the former Murray-Wright High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in special education for the cognitively impaired from Michigan State University, a master degree in education administration from Grand Canyon University, an educational specialist degree from Walden University and a supervisory certification from Eastern Michigan University. She is one of 6 Master Leaders through a partnership with Eastern Michigan University. She has a love for students with disabilities and is a strong advocate for their rights. Her mission is to ensure that all students receive an equitable and culturally responsive school experience.
Location & Contact
Yes, Transportation is Provided
Transportation provided for exceptional education students according to their IEP. For more details, please contact the Office of Exceptional Students Parents at Frederick Douglass Academy South Wing at 2001 W. Warren Suite 166, Detroit, MI 48208-2216 or call (313) 748-6499.
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To enroll, parents/guardians must submit completed enrollment forms and required documentation. Visit detroitk12.org/enroll or call 313-240-4377 for more information.
Academics & Activities
Specialized ProgramExceptional Student Education
Alternative Curriculum, Support Services, Community-Based Instruction, Center-Based Program, Positive Culture and Climate
Is there a parent advisory council?Yes
DPSCD schools offer a variety of initiatives to support parents and increase parent involvement. This includes Parent-Teach Home Visits and Parent Teacher Associations that ensure that teachers and parents are working together to advocate for our schools and children. DPSCD’s Parent Academy also provides FREE classes for District and non-District parents that equip them with tools and skills to build capacity and confidence to support students academically, socially, and emotionally.
School Safety Culture
Detroit Public Schools Community District is the only school District in the state with a fully functioning police department. In addition, to external patrols and security measures, the District has taken a whole child approach to student safety with a student code of conduct inclusive of restorative practices, a dean of culture, attendance agent and a school culture facilitator in each school and a districtwide approach to character development through our Expect Respect initiative. The Police Department's focus is based on a four-tiered strategy of crime prevention, intervention, student reintegration into the learning environment, and as a last option enforcement. The whole child commitment is supported by the methodologies of trauma informed practices.