School Staff

School Leader

James Kenney

School Leader

James Kenney is the school leader at Saginaw Preparatory Academy. Mr. Kenney has experience in the classroom, serving as a social studies teacher for 8 years. Before joining the Leona Group Mr. Kenney earned his undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University. Outside of school, Mr. Kenney enjoys the great outdoors. His favorite hobbies include camping, bonfires, and barbeque. This year, Mr. Kenney is most excited about seeing his students face-to-face and supporting their academic, social, and emotional needs. 

School Administration

Ashley Thayer

Instructional Coach

Teaching Staff

Kathleen Tindell


Jacqueline Fuller


Tammy Henderson

Grade 1

Candace Welling

Grade 2

Alvino Dickson

Grade 2

Pamela Bates

Grade 3

Victoria Buchinger

Grade 4

Larilynn Burdess

Grade 5

Jesica McPherson


Claudia Marsh

Social Studies

Additional Staff

Hailey Kuschel

Office Manager

Robert King

Social Worker

Darrin Overton

Behavior Interventionist

Raymond Jones

Behavior Interventionist

Wendy Spencer

Resource Teacher

Nicole Romeo

Resource Teacher

Loria Ward

Speech Pathologist

Keri Diener


Elizabeth Malott


Greg Baugh

Para Educator

Sabrina Crockett

Para Educator

Stephanie Dillard

Para Educator

Trenika Stevenson

Para Educator

Kim Griffin

Food Service Manager

LaKishna Burton

Food Service

Jordan Smith

Food Service

Freddie Williams