Established in 1942, MacDowell Elementary School has served as the backbone of excellence in the community for decades.

Our mission is to provide an excellent education for our scholars, prepare them for college, and build upon a tradition of excellence at the MacDowell campus. Generations of families have attended MacDowell Elementary and have fond memories of their time as students.


At MacDowell, our team is dedicated to providing a world-class education to empower our scholars and help them make their dreams a reality. The importance of a college education is rapidly increasing in our 21st-century economy. As part of our enduring commitment to creating opportunities for our students, we offer a college prep curriculum and a clear path to college through our network of schools, Promise Schools. At the same time, we take a holistic approach to learning by supporting the unique interests of each child and helping our students develop individual excellence on the path toward achieving their goals.

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Board of Directors


The MacDowell Board of Directors is a diverse collection of professionals from the business, policy, and education sectors who are all committed to ensuring an excellent education for MacDowell scholars. Click here to learn more about the strategic plan at MacDowell

The MacDowell Preparatory Academy Board of Directors:

President - Nicole Wells Stallworth
Vice President - Robert Thomas
Treasurer - Cornell Batie 
Member - Desiree Jones
Member - Carlton King

Board Attorney - Greg M. Meihn

The MacDowell Board of Directors on the third Wednesday of each month and provides oversight of all financial and academic matters at the school.

Topic: MPA Regular Board Meeting

Time: May 20, 2020 06:00 PM America/Detroit


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Our team is hard working and relentless towards our goal of providing our scholars an excellent education



School Leadership Team


Principal - Lindsie Johnson

Assistant Principal, Dean of 6-8 Instruction - Anisa Proud

Dean of Operations - Verea Bibbs


Office Staff

Office Manager - Natasha Thomas

Attendance Clerk- Tiffany Williams

Facilities Team

Building Maintenance - Tyrone Williams

Building Maintenance - Ivory Forest


Middle School (6-8) Team

ELA - Meaghan Shiffler

ELA - Shavontae Patrick

Math - Janae Jones

Math - James Stallings

Science (6th-8th Grade) - Kyndrea Wilson

Social Studies- Alesia Dunlap

Leadership Coach - DeVonte Bynum

Leadership Coach - Robert Hill 

Elementary (K-5) Team

Kindergarten - Dae'von Robinson 

Kindergarten - Darcy Vines

1st Grade - Sarah Vollmers

1st Grade - RaeAnn Canterbury

2nd Grade - Sarah Sullivan

2nd Grade - Jason Brown

3rd Grade - Cruz Torres

3rd Grade - Vaniece Jenkins

4th Grade - Stephanie Gargone

4th Grade- Tamika McCombs

5th Grade - LaToya Hill

Dance Instructor - Lydia Wimberly

Compass Learning - Tionna McKeldin

Para Professional - Cynthia Lewis, Keanna Cross

Leadership Coach - Deondre Morris 

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