Veita Dennis was born in Westmoreland Jamaica and migrated to the United States in 1969. She studied at Wayne State University, Detroit MI. where she earned B.S degree with double majors in Biology and General Science, M.S in Education and an Ed.S in Administration & Supervision. While attending Wayne State, she worked as the Assistant Curator for the University’s Museum of Natural History and also as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the College of Education.
Ms Dennis was employed by Detroit Public Schools for thirty six years, where she served as Science Teacher, Science Department Head, Assistant Principal and retired from Barsamian Preparatory High School in August of 2010 where she served as Principal.
Ms. Dennis has been an active participant in the Caribbean Community activities and the community at-large for many years. She has held several elected and assigned positions and is currently serving as president of the West Indian American Association of Detroit. She has a daughter and three grandchildren.