Michelle Parham Round

Michelle Parham



My background includes more than fourteen years of work experience in the educational setting as well as over seven years of experience in a leadership/administrative role. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University. I earned my Master’s Degree from Mercer University in Early Childhood Education and my Educational Specialists Degree from Capella University, in K-12 Educational Leadership and Administration. I hold valid Michigan certifications for Elementary/Middle School Teaching and K-12 Leadership and Administration.

Gloria Lester

School Counselor


I graduated from Wayne State University with the following degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Arts in Teaching (K-8,) and a Master of Education in School Counseling. I have 24 years of experience in education and counseling.   I hold several licenses and certifications; a Professional Education Certification (K-8), with an endorsement as a Guidance Counselor (K-12), Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Professional Counselor, and Certified Relationship Specialist. I am a Certified Diplomate Psychotherapist, a Fellow Status Psychotherapist, and an Adjunct Professor in the Teacher Education Program at Wayne County Community College District.  I am a member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling. Academic and Professional Honor Society International. I am a Guidance Counselor and Senior Advisor/Planner at Pathways Academy.  I have expertise in educational consulting.

William Walker

English Teacher


My name is William Walker, and I am a social studies teacher at Pathways Charter Academy. I am a native Detroiter who was raised in the Jefferson-Chalmers area of the city near Pathways.  I obtained my high school diploma from Southeastern High School in 1995 and my Bachelor of Arts in English and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Wayne State University in 2002 and 2008, respectively.  As a teacher, my mission is to improve students’ lives through teaching and mentorship.

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