Mr. Philip Yaccick
Principal / Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Gwendolyn Shields
Bachelor of Arts: Communications Arts & Sciences; Michigan State University.
Ms. Lauren Ryan
Mr. Lavar Drummond
Dean of Students
Mr. Lavar Drummond holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Oakland University. He majored in Communication; with a concentration in Women, Gender Studies. He also holds a Masters Degree in College Counseling from Eastern Michigan University (EMU). He has served the education field for over 8 years. He has held positions at Eastern Michigan University, University of Detroit Mercy and Detroit’s Southeastern high school. Most recently, he was the Project Coordinator of Inside Track (campus wide academic mentoring program), lead instructor of College Success 101 course, and co-instructor of Counseling 119: Issues in Personal Growth, at Henry Ford College.
Mr. Drummond is a motivated educator, with a passion for the field of Education. He loves the Great Lakes Academy staff commitment to academic achievement and their focus on student’s well-being. He believes that our students are vibrant and demonstrate a sense of belonging. As Dean of Students, he works relentlessly to ensure that Great Lakes Academy develops into an award winning school.