Detroit Achievement Academy
Detroit, Michigan 48223
Grade Levels Served: K-1
Class Types & Focus: Global Citizenship
Our Focus & Approach
Detroit Achievement Academy exists to holistically support the education and development of students who have the determination, drive, and skills to shape their own path of high achievement with the ultimate goal of creating civically engaged, joyful citizens who are ready to change the world.
We at Detroit Achievement Academy want to shake things up a bit. We have a grand vision for what education can look like and are excited to be creating it in the great city of Detroit. We have the best curriculum in the country, are dedicated to feeding our students healthy, locally-grown food and teaching them about it, and are committed to our students’ families and to our neighborhood. We have an organic garden in our yard and a farmers’ market in our parking lot. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and that it is our responsibility to support them in an intense and holistic way. We are thrilled to be able to provide a world-class education in a world-class city.
Meet the Administrator
Sharon Yaecker Roesser, Principal
Detroit Achievement Academy is led by Sharon Yaecker-Roesser, MS, LMSW. Sharon holds a BSSP from Northwestern University (2001), a Masters in Teaching from Pace University (2003), and a Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan (2008). Sharon began teaching in 2001 in New York City as member of Teach For America. In New York, she taught Kindergarten, Second Grade, and was a literacy specialist for six years. She contributed to significant academic gains for her students and to the leadership of both a New York City public school and a Brooklyn-based charter school in a variety of capacities. During her time in New York, Sharon supported the development of teachers as an adjunct professor at Pace University for Masters level education students, a Content Specialist for Teach for America, and as a literacy trainer and coach. After obtaining her MSW, Sharon worked as a family therapist in Detroit and as a founding staff member of a Detroit middle school as the School Social Worker and later as a member of the leadership team as the Manager of Student Support, directing the Special Education, Intervention, and Social Work Departments.
- "The Detroit Achievement Academy is a beacon of hope."
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