Ryan Young

Presidente

Cual maestro creo un impacto en ti y porque?

Mi maestra de 4to grado, la Sra Barretta, me pasó de un estudiante que estaba aburrido en la escuela a amar el aprendizaje. Le estoy eternamente agradecido por ayudarme a ver el poder del aprendizaje y el conocimiento.

Que te inspire a querer ser miembro de la Mesa DIrectiva de Southwest Detroit Community School?
Southwest Detroit es mi hogar y el lugar donde mis hijos están creciendo y recibiendo su educación. Tenemos la suerte de estar participando y contribuyendo con el desarrollo continuo de esta comunidad como una familia.

Cual es tu vision para la Escuela?

Estoy comprometido con la visión de Southwest Detroit Community School como una escuela de la comunidad que está desarrollando excelentes ciudadanos a través de un plan de estudios e infusion de arte. Mi visión es que esta escuela ofresca una experiencia educativa que compite con las mejores escuelas en el área metropolitana de Detroit.

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George Bradford

Tesorero, CAO

Cual Maestro creo un impacto en ti y porque?

“Vive tus sueños, o pasa el resto de tu vida soñando.” A menudo escuchaba esta cita de mi maestra de sexto grado, la Sra Carley. Estas palabras me inspiraron a creer que todo era posible. Además, ella realmente creía en mi capacidad de alcanzar la grandeza en todo lo que decidí ser en la vida.

Porque es usted un miembro de la Mesa Directiva de Southwest Detroit Community School?

Tengo una gran pasión por educar a los jóvenes de hoy, sobre todo en el interior de la ciudad de Detroit. Quiero tener un enorme impacto en la calidad de la educación que reciben y ayudar a afinar sus mentes para el futuro.

Cual es su vision para la Escuela?

Veo la escuela alcanzar la grandeza a través de un excelente plan de estudios y una sólida administración que se centra en el liderazgo y el éxito de los estudiantes. Quiero ver a todos los estudiantes alcanzar y maximizar su potencial en un motivador y estimulante ambiente de aprendizaje.

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Cindy Gamboa

Vicepresidente

Which teacher impacted you and why?

I grew up in Los Angeles, California and moved to Detroit when I was in high school. It was a tough transition, but now I am a Detroiter at heart! My ninth grade teacher Mrs. Moore was my biggest “cheerleader” and made the biggest impact on my life. She gave me lots of advice during my high school years and inspired me to go to college even when I doubted I could.

What inspired you to become a board member?

Children are our future! I currently have two boys that attend Southwest Detroit Community School, and I want to show them how I care about my community and all the kids in this school. These kids will become future leaders, and I want to do my best to make sure they all have a great education and grow as individuals.

What is your vision for SWDCS?

My vision for this school is for all students to receive a quality education while developing lasting academic, social, and leadership skills that will prepare them for the future.

Sophia Chue

Sophia Chue

Secretario

Born and raised in Jamaica, Chue migrated to the U.S. in May 1982 where she began her nursing studies at Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. She is a Veteran of the United States Army where she served as a Non-Commissioned Officer for eight years.  She moved to Metro Detroit more than 21 years ago and is currently employed by Process Control & Instrumentation (PCI).  She also operates an Independent Insurance Agency as well as a Professional Consulting firm providing event planning and other services.  She serves as President, Carnival Manager, Program and Project Manager for Caribbean Cultural & Carnival Organization (CCCO) of Metro Detroit, is on the board for Global Detroit, is a member of The City of Detroit Immigration Taskforce, and serves as a Commissioner for the City of Detroit Entertainment Commission (DEC).

What inspires you to be a board member for Southwest Detroit Community School? My passion is providing students the tools and opportunity to be successful in life. This entails all aspects of education (i.e., cultural and artistic involvement and interactions).

What is your vision for the school?
To afford the students a well-rounded educational experience, while using the networks we have access to and impacting the life of the students and the community we serve.

Sandra Zull

Miembro de la Junta

Who am I?

I have held positions as a college administrator, chaplain at major teaching hospital, freelance writer, and have been a teacher who is certified and experienced in three states including Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. I love to travel in the United States and abroad and have been to many interesting places. Of course, I love to read and write My biggest success was the years I spent in the classrooms of Detroit schools!

Why am I a Board Member?

I am passionate about educational excellence for Detroit’s children.

Which teacher impacted you and why?

One teacher from high school and one teacher from grad school stand out for the same reason: they demanded excellence, assumed we would succeed, and motivated us to do so.

What is your vision for the school?

To socially, emotionally, and intellectually challenge students igniting curiosity and a love for learning in a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment.