AcademicDean PhotoNine years ago SMCPS identified a group of students in need and Fairlead Academy was opened as a home for 9th-grade students who failed classes in middle school but according to their test scores, they should be passing. These students were in school daily but for various reasons not keeping up with their academic studies. Since high school operates on credits, when student’s fail classes, it makes very difficult for them to graduate on time. Our goal continues to be to ensure that every 9th grader earns all 7 credits and every 10th grader leaves with 14 credits. We also work to make sure that every student learns study skills that are necessary for them to be successful when they return to a comprehensive high school. Over time Fairlead has grown to include about 150 9th and 10th graders who graduate on time and are very successful in their post-high school paths.

Here at Fairlead Academy, we work very hard to help each student find their personal connection to education. Every student tours and applies to attend classes at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, we introduce them to college and we work with every student to help them identify a career and a post-high school dream. We offer a friendly environment with experienced teachers and small class sizes. Additionally, we pride ourselves on having a 1 to 1 technology to student ratio.

As the Academic Dean at Fairlead Academy, it is my honor to dedicate everything that I can to make sure that our students take an active role in their education and support them to the best of my abilities. I want them to show pride in their work, achievements and their community.

Pride is something that we want all of our students to have when it comes to educational environments, community, and life. We’ve created P.R.I.D.E. as an acronym for our students.

P  - Persevere through good and bad to reach your goals
R - You are Responsible for all your learning and actions
I   - Have integrity in all that you do
D - be deductive in your reasoning with academic and life problems
E - Be earnest in your efforts
 

Let’s all show our Fairlead PRIDE!

BeeJay Dothard

Academic Dean

Academic Dean

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Beejay Dothard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Academic Dean

Office Staff

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Patricia Davis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Secretary

PPW

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Elizabeth Foote This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. PPW

Health Office

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Cherry Delahay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nurse
Gary O'Neill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. School Psychologist

Counselor

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Sara Cooper This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Counselor

English Language Arts

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Meddo Swaby This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. English/Theatre Arts Teacher
Jessica Satterfield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. English/Theatre Arts Teacher
Bridget Maddox This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. English/Theatre Arts Teacher

Mathematics

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Shigy Joe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Math Teacher
Mary Beth Cudd This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Math/FOT Teacher
Veronica Samms-Morris This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Math/FOT Teacher

Science

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Madison Webb This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Science Teacher
Clarissa Labor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Science Teacher

Social Studies

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Allen Blair This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. US History/Government/FOT Teacher
Justin Pope This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. US History/Government/FOT Teacher

Special Education

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Holly Fabbri This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Special Education Teacher
Karen Holyfield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Special Education Teacher
Laura Semanchick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Kathy Lehnertz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Paraeducator
Carol Kieber This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Speech/Language Pathologist

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Dannette Martin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Food Services