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Distinctive Schools Announces Opening of Second K-8 School in metro-Detroit

Distinctive College Prep: Redford school principal, Ms. Camille Hibbler

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, July 9, 2018 / -- Distinctive Schools is pleased to announce the opening of their newest school, Distinctive College Prep: Redford, located in metro-Detroit, and that Ms. Camille Hibbler has been selected as the school principal for the campus.

“We saw the opportunity to open a second campus in metro-Detroit and are excited about our newest campus in Redford, Michigan,” said Scott Frauenheim, Distinctive Schools President. “We look forward to positively impacting additional communities and to continue our commitment to closing the opportunity gap by providing access to rich personalized learning experiences for more students and families.”

Opening for the 2018-19 school year, Distinctive College Prep (DCP): Redford is Distinctive Schools’ second campus in the metro-Detroit area, following the opening of Distinctive College Prep: Harper Woods in fall of 2017. Both campuses are free, not for profit, charter schools. DCP: Redford is currently enrolling students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, and DCP: Harper Woods is currently enrolling students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Each campus has plans to add a grade level each year and serve students in grades kindergarten to eighth grade.

"Opening Distinctive College Prep: Harper Woods for the 2017-18 school year was an amazing experience. We were able to become part of a fantastic school community and provide families a great school with great teachers," said Cassie Williams, school principal at Distinctive College Prep: Harper Woods. "I look forward to seeing our students' engagement and academic growth this next year, as well as being able to collaborate with peers from Distinctive College Prep: Redford. Together, we will be able to positively influence the education narrative in metro-Detroit."

In conjunction with the appointment of Hibbler as school principal, Distinctive College Prep: Redford has announced a Family Fun Night on July 21 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Distinctive College Prep: Redford located at 17175 Olympia, Redford, Michigan 48240. Students and families will be able to meet the school principal and teachers, take a tour of one of the personalized learning model classrooms, and enjoy family fun activities such as face painting, a bounce house, arts and crafts and so much more!

“It is an honor to be part of the Distinctive Schools’ family,” stated Hibbler. “I’m excited to work side-by-side with the Distinctive College Prep: Redford students and families to grow the campus, as well as ensure that all students in our surrounding communities have access to a high-quality kindergarten through eighth grade school.”

Hibbler is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education. She served as the Principal of University Prep Academy High School and brings a wealth of experience to this role. Hibbler has also participated in Detroit Leads, a year-long residency program that gives participants who are interested in leading an excellent school in Detroit the opportunity to engage in a variety of invaluable professional experiences. Similarly, Hibbler has participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s New and Aspiring Leaders Program.

“Camille is a Michigan native, with much experience in metro-Detroit. She is enthusiastic about how our learners can grow and is focused on collaborating with staff, students, and families. She will lead a school that honors joy, integrity, honesty, and authentic communication,” said Frauenheim. “We are all thrilled to have her lead our brand new school.”

Career opportunities are also still available with Distinctive College Prep: Redford, and there is potential for on-the-spot hiring. For more information on available positions or how to enroll your student at Distinctive College Prep: Redford, visit

Distinctive Schools is 501(c) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the work of charter schools serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds. Distinctive Schools’ mission is to serve children and families in urban communities. It provides intensive supports that accelerate achievement, performance, and college-preparedness.

Amy Vracar
Distinctive Schools
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