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posted Jul 24, 2014, 12:05 PM by Lisa Kreinbring   [ updated Jul 24, 2014, 12:12 PM ]

Dear Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School Families:

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Seth N. Petty, Sr. and I am so excited to be your next principal. As a life long resident of the city of Detroit, I know the value of a quality education. As a parent I understand the importance of educating our children. As an educator I understand the strategies. Living in Detroit with my wife and two children I also understand the obstacles, challenges and potential of our children.

Over the last two weeks I have met with the staff and many parents. I have also spent a substantial amount of time reviewing our school data and planning for our academic calendar. This school has so much to be proud of.

Dr. Lewis did a phenomenal job laying the groundwork for this great school. As your new principal I look forward to building upon and expanding Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School’s academic success. I have high expectations for all of our students.

I’m looking forward to the “meet & greet” on Tuesday, July 29 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and ask that you also mark your calendars with your upcoming registration date:

August 5 – Registration for Summer STEP Up Families and Returning Families   (9:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm) 


August 14 – Registration for New Families   (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

I know one of my most important objectives will be building solid relationships with students, families and our teaching staff. I look forward to this year as we prepare to do some wonderful and exciting things. Finally, please know that my door will always be open.


Seth Petty, M.Ed.


Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School