We are thrilled to introduce our newest leader at Bradford Academy, Mr. D’Angelo Farmer! Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Mr. Farmer has always had a love for education. After graduating from Renaissance High School, he went on to Michigan State University to pursue a degree in elementary education. While in college, he joined service-oriented organizations such as Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Upon receiving his degree, he immediately began teaching at two charter school districts within the city of Detroit. He earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum in 2016 from MSU and his administrative certificate in 2021 through Grand Valley State University. Prior to joining Bradford, Mr. Farmer holds 10 years of experience in education, having taught grades 3-8 as a lead teacher, mentor teacher, and various other roles that have prepared him to thrive as principal at Bradford Academy.
Whether it be his experience playing and coaching academic games, tutoring with Wayne State University’s Math Corps in middle school, or becoming a young activist with Michigan State University’s Future Teachers for Social Justice program while in high school, Mr. Farmer has long desired to impact the community that poured so much into him. Mr. Farmer resides in Southfield with his wife and two daughters.
“Building unity and culture in my school is my deepest desire,” said Mr. Farmer. “I believe that when staff and students enjoy being at school they can then put forth their best effort to pursue their hopes and dreams. I am extremely excited to be the elementary principal at Bradford Academy and I look forward to building relationships with all of the students, parents, educators, and administrators.”