Seminole Academy

Meet Mrs. Diya Bethel

Mrs. Diya A. Bethel has been named Principal of Mount Clemens Community Schools’ Seminole Academy.
Mrs. Bethel’s educational career spans nearly 20 years. Most recently, she was the Assistant Principal / Interim Principal at Hilbert Middle School, Redford Union School District. Before that, she worked for Detroit Public Schools Community District as a Master Teacher, Interventionist and Elementary Title 1 teacher. The past eight years Ms. Bethel has been solely committed to closing educational gaps and raising test scores. “This feat was accomplished with glowing results, which I solely attribute to collaboration, teamwork, and dedication to providing our scholars with the most quality educational experiences,” she said. Her formal training was completed at Oakland University, where she obtained a Master's Degree in Educational Specialist and Leadership. She also has a Master's Degree from Marygrove College in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. Before completing these Master's Degrees, she completed a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with dual majors in management and marketing at Detroit College of Business. 

“As your new instructional leader. I approach this upcoming school year with great expectation as we approach the precipice of academic excellence, collectively, together! As principal, I am pleased to be your servant leader, partnering with the Seminole Academy community. This partnership will solidify our most productive school year, this year,” said Mrs. Bethel.
“My charge is to execute the Seminole Academy vision: At Seminole Academy, we ROAR!!!
We are…
▪ Respectful
▪ Orderly
▪ Achieving
▪ Responsible.”


About Us

Seminole Academy is home of the Tigers! We are the elementary in Mount Clemens serving kindergarten through fifth grade students.  Additionally, Seminole Academy houses the Physically and Otherwise Health Impaired (POHI) program for Macomb County.

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At Seminole Academy we ROAR!!!  We are…

  • Respectful
  • Orderly
  • Achieving
  • Responsible

Seminole Academy is a community of learners achieving together.


Full Day Schedule

Start Time: 9:00 AM (Late Start Wednesdays: 10:05)
End Time: 3:57 PM

Half Day Schedule

Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 12:14 PM

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Safety Drill Reporting and other important information.

2020-21 School Year Drill Schedule 


Information about MSTEP Testing


MSTEP Parent Letter


Parent Newsletter


Covid Letters

Reporting bullying form





Contact Us!

Diya Bethel, Principal


Dawn Sumpter, Attendance Clerk


June Gebstadt, Administrative Assistant



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