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 E. Thomas
Treasurer - Cornell Batie 
Member - Desiree Jones
Member - JohnNae Reynolds

Member - Edgar Vann

Member - Marnita S. Harris

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.

Public Notice of Regular Board Meeting

Pursuant to Michigan Open Meetings Act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being Sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws


Board of Directors' Meeting Agenda

Topic: MacDowell Prep Academy Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:00 PM America/Detroit


Location: Zoom teleconference Meeting


Meeting ID: 810 2320 5665 Password: MPA20

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A copy of the meeting minutes is available for public inspection at MacDowell Preparatory Academy, 4201 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48221 within 8 business day for proposed minutes and within 5 business days of approval for approved minutes. The Academy shall comply with subtitle A of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, 42USC § 12101 et sec or any successor law. Should you require specific accommodation(s) please contact 313-494-8141 or www.macdowellprep.com prior to the meeting.



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 - Lydia Wimberley

Dean of Scholars - Tionna McKeldin


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 Stanford

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

Paraprofessional - Cynthia Lewis

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