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Deborah Hunter-Harvill

Is A Champion Of Reform In Metropolitan Detroit School Systems


Deborah Hunter-Harvill comes from very humble roots, and believes that it is her duty to give back to her community. Fortunately, her career has allowed her an excellent opportunity to help the youth and children of metro Detroit School children, Hazel Park Schools, Oak Park Schools, Flint area schools and Buena Vista Schools.


Beginning in 1984, and spanning a period of 25 years, Deborah has had a prolific career in those education systems.


She was determined to make a difference, and has left no stone unturned to help sweep in reforms. She received a Doctor of Education degree in Administration and Leadership from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1994. Her specialization was in Administration, Leadership and Supervision.


From the get go, Deborah Hunter-Harvill was determined to better the education system so that children could have access to high quality education. One of her latest positions was as the Superintendent of Buena Vista Schools. She took the one year job with great responsibility, and oversaw curriculum and instruction, instructional resources, facilities, budget, human capital, and other educational components.   She lead development and operations of all career/college readiness partnerships with area community colleges and independent training agencies.


Unfortunately, state funding was not available for subsequent years, but

Deborah Hunter-Harvill helped the graduates to receive scholarships and get placed into college and universities. In addition, she helped to consolidate the district with another district for educational sustainability.


Deborah is a well read, intelligent, and experienced educational leader. She has excellent connections in the field and knows what it takes to get the job done. She has dedicated her life to this and believes it is her true calling. She approaches each mission with an optimistic and energetic attitude. Even in one year as the Superintendent, Deborah Hunter-Harvill successfully achieved what it takes most other people a long time to do.


Dr. Harvill Contributions Facilitated school district consolidation and student placement for continued education.  Administered career planning in role as Career Education Planning District (CEPD) administrator.  Administered university partnership with Wayne State University for juniors and seniors.  Enhanced student success by implementing long-term work experience option utilizing School to Work.  Improved communication on behalf of the District by serving as a primary liaison to all offices of Michigan Department of Education, school principals, and academic partners.  Facilitated grant initiatives resulting in approval of Consolidated Application [$3.5 million], Safe and Supportive Schools [$825,000], School Improvement Plans [approximately $5 million]. 


Facilitated special services program and K-12 academic learning environment  Established and planned for seat time waiver request to extend academic calendar to 210 days and to increase the amount of time students attend courses each day.  Implemented professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators and Board of Education members through Title I, General funds and other scholarship opportunities. 

Deborah has chaired several committees and is the recipient of the Social Action Leadership Award through Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Statewide Award.


To Know More  About Deborah Hunter­Harvill,  Visit  Her Linkedin Profile  http://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahhunterharvill 


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Deborah Hunter-Harvill Is A Champion Of Reform In Metropolitan Detroit School Systems  

Deborah Hunter-Harvill comes from very humble roots, and believes that it is her duty to give back to her community. Her specialization was...

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