The office handles school improvement, Dearborn Teacher University and AdvancEd.

Dearborn Teacher University

This program is intended to meet state professional development requirements, provide effective and timely support for all Dearborn Schools new professional staff and reduce turnover with our newer teachers.   The long-term goal is to expand “Dearborn Teacher University” to “Dearborn University” to include professional development for non-instructional employees. 

School Improvement Process

Dearborn Schools implements an internal accountability system called the School Improvement Process at each of our 32 schools. A team from the superintendent’s cabinet, school administrators, administrative interns, parents and teachers participate in the school visits and provide feedback.  This feedback is a formative metric that includes best practices or high impact strategies and district initiatives. During the two- hour visit, the team conducts a walk through to all classrooms and assesses the level of implementation of each of those strategies/initiatives.   In addition to the walk through and feedback, this continues improvement process includes steps on incorporating multiple measures to drive the work of the school improvement plan and align this work with the district strategic plan. Local and state assessments, student attendance, mobility and and other demographic data are examined and used to drive next steps for the professional learning communities.  Our students come in with different needs and learning barriers yet our staff beats the odds and keep our children moving forward- something the entire community of Dearborn should be proud of.


For all your questions, please contact,

Fatme Faraj, Executive Director of Student Achievement
(313) 827-3009

Fatme Turfe, Instructional Coach-School Improvement & Dearborn Teacher University