Covenant Schools Detroit

Covenant High School Southwest

1450 25th street 

Detroit, MI 48216




Kimberly Harper, CHA Southwest Principal - Headshot


Kimberly C. Harper has a passion for public service and strives to implement educational leadership and new public management best practices in her role as the principal of the Covenant High School Southwest Campus. Ms. Harper holds a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Master's in English Education from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor's in History from Oakland University. Ms. Harper holds professional educator certifications in School Administration (K-12), Secondary English and History, and Mi Excel Instructional Coaching. Ms. Harper served 16 years in various capacities in the City of Pontiac School District including Secondary Teacher 6-12. Building Leadership Team member, Secondary English Curriculum Developer, Department Head, Instructional Coach, and District Instructional support team member. She also served as Facilitator of the Oakland County Schools Best Practices Conference and twice presented at the Michigan Reading Association Conference. Before working for Covenant House Academy Southwest, Ms. Harper served three years as an Academic Dean at Washington-Parks Academy at Cornerstone Education Group school in Redford, Michigan.

Kimberly is an experienced community activist. She is an AmeriCorps-Oakland Alumna, a former Michigan State University Extension 4 H Club facilitator, and a past Oakland University TRIO programs mentor (Student Success Services and Project Upward Bound College Club). Kimberly is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, an international social action-oriented organization with partnerships with the March of Dimes, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Micah’s Voice among numerous others. Kimberly Harper truly believes that a quality education can liberate Metro-Detroit students and their families.


  • School begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:30pm
  • There is breakfast and tutoring available from 8:30am - 8:55am
  • After school tutoring and activities are offered from 2:45pm - 3:30pm