Alena Zachery-Ross is the Superintendent of Muskegon Heights Public School Academy, the first public charter school district in the United States. She is responsible for turning around the entire district profile, including student discipline, student and staff attendance, dropout rate, and graduation rate.
Mrs. Zachery-Ross comes from the Van Dyke Public Schools in Warren, where she served as an Assistant Superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She worked in the school district for nine years. She also served as an elementary school Principal, middle school Principal, school psychologist, and teacher consultant for Van Dyke Public Schools.
Mrs. Zachery-Ross attended Grand Valley State University where she received a Special Education/Psychology Degree in 1995. She earned her Masters of Arts in Education Psychology from Wayne State University in 1999 and currently she is pursuing an ED.D in Administration Leadership.
As a visionary leader, she possesses extensive experience in leadership development and group collaboration. She is an experienced K-12 school and central office administrator with a comprehensive background in elementary and secondary instruction, curriculum development, communications, multi-cultural education, school safety, budget and finance, professional learning communities, group facilitation, team building, grant writing, community relations, and data analysis.