Choice is proud to acknowledge Brandon Slone as the 2015-2016 School Leader of the Year Award recipient.
Brandon Slone is the Principal of Dove Academy of Detroit. Dove Academy serves students in PreK- 8th grade and focuses on preparing them for college and beyond.
“Brandon sets himself apart from other leaders with his unwavering commitment to fighting for what is best for kids and for his team. He sees obstacles as opportunities and tackles them head on so that no student receives less than his best.” explained Sarah Wildey, Choice’s Vice President. “He has created an atmosphere where every single staff member, student, and parent has a voice and story that is heard and respected. Brandon has created a family environment at Dove, and we couldn’t be more proud to have him in our Choice Family” she adds.
Brandon has been with Dove Academy of Detroit for the past five years and is eager to jump into his sixth year. Creating culture is not just a task on his to do list. It is lived out each and every day through his interactions with families and staff. Slone continues to work towards student achievement and providing a safe environment for the children of Detroit to learn and grow everyday.
“I am very honored to have received this award and know that it would not have been possible without the amazing support and diligence of my entire staff. They are the reason Dove Academy has proven to be one of the best performing schools in the city of Detroit,” replied Slone.
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“Brandon is an example of a true leader, in that he never fails to deflect praise to those he leads. Brandon consistently espouses teamwork and never fails to give credit to others for Dove’s success. When I step foot into his school, the culture that he has built is evident,” stated Chris Matheson, Area Superintendent. “He exemplifies to his staff the meaning of building and fostering relationships, and through interactions with families has shown that Dove Academy is a second home to many of his families. It is through his hard work and determination that his school continues to thrive,” added Matheson.
Slone’s favorite part about leading a school is being able to work with a dedicated staff who works to create a family culture at Dove. To him, culture is the very foundation of what his school is built upon.
“The thing I love most about my job is the interaction that I have with families on a daily basis. By building relationships with students, teachers, families and the community, I am able to say that the interactions with those individuals make up the best part of my day.” Slone continued, “We have good people here- even the community takes interest in what we do and that truly depicts the image we want to have here at Dove Academy.”
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