Denver Signs and Letters| Sims-Fayola International Academy

William (Bill) Hayes


Sims-Fayola International Academy The First Of Its Kind

Changing Education:

Sims-Fayola International Academy Denver is a public single gender school for boys uniqley poised to engage young men in rigourus, but rewarding work in a college prep ciruculum with a focus on international studies. They have adapted the school with the model "No Excuses Principles", a model that has proven to be extremely effective in raising student achievement levels in at-risk student populations.

The Executive Director/Founder Dedrick Sims  has been serving urban students since 1999 both as a teacher and a school leader. Dedrick’s career in urban education began in a high school classroom as a substitute and has since served in roles as a High School Biology and Chemistry Teacher, Secondary Curriculum Administrator, Master Lead Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Alternative School teacher, Dean of Students/Assistant Principal and Principal (Co-Ed and Single Gender).

Dedrick has also served urban students in non-classroom/school based roles as an author of one book and several professional articles addressing urban education.  Through completing several nationally respected school leadership programs like the KIPP Principal Leadership Program at New York University, New Leaders for New School, Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom, Gulf Coast Business Council Masters Program, SUPES Superintendent Academy, Get Smart Schools School Leadership Fellowship, and TeachNOLA’s Master Teacher Corps Selector Cohort, Mr. Sims is currently and has received extensive training in instructional leadership, operations, finance, and governance, along with significant exposure to the nation’s highest performing urban charter schools. Mr. Sims holds teaching licenses in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi as well as a K-12 Administrator license in Mississippi and Louisiana.

The Direcctor of Curricuculum and Instruction Caroll Duran began her career teaching 8th grade English when she graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in December of 2004.  Since then, she has worked in education with all grades K-12. In addition to English, she has taught ELA, Special Education co-op classes, Humanities, Gifted and Talented courses, and various college preparatory writing courses. She has served in the roles of: Teacher Mentor, Community Outreach Coordinator, Data Team Leader, Administrative Intern, Department Chair, and as a leader in multiple school-wide initiatives. In August of 2009, she attained her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Denver, and plans on eventually pursuing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

How Signdealz Worked With Sims Fayola:

Sims-Fayola went to in need of signage. With their concept of an all boys public school being the first of its kind, they really wanted a sign that would stand out and be in a class of its own. Our design team created a sign that was sleek, elegant, and sophisticated but very affordable.

Brushed aluminum Dimensional letters was the way to go. The school is located in a building that has an industrial park feel to it. Our design team really played off of that when selecting where to place the sign and the font of the letters. The Dimensional letters were mounted to the steel beam above the main entrance. This was done in an effort to keep installation costs down. The installation of this sign took just under two hours.

So how much does a sign project like this cost?

How does offer better prices than the competition?

When budgeting for a sign there are a few factors to consider. First is the municipality's sign code. Each city has its own code of what will be allowed as far as illuminated vs non illuminated, the size or font of the letters etc. Next you will want to consider your location and the traffic you want your sign to draw in.  Most importantly the brand you want for your business. A sign like this would be in the ball park of $5000 to $7,000 depending on the height and thickness of the letters and the quantity of the letters. can offer better prices than a traditional sign company, because we are a network of sign professionals, ranging from brokers and designers to product manufacturers and installers. The combined experience of these professionals provides for unmatched service, and a great product at a great price - That's what Signdealz does!

Signdealz utilizes it's network of quality manufacturers to find the best deals on signs. Through our collabrative relationships with these manufacturers, we're able to get the best price, and since we don't have a lot of overhead, those savings get passed on to you! Need a quote for your sign project call us or go to the website and fill out our form.

Bill Hayes CEO Signdealz



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William (Bill) Hayes

William (Bill) Hayes, with over 20 years of experience, is deeply committed to assisting small and medium-sized businesses in developing effective B2B advertising strategies. His expertise primarily focuses on integrating on-premise signage solutions with traditional advertising methods. At Signdealz, Hayes leads the charge in innovating advertising tactics aimed at SMEs, concentrating on generating efficient, lead-producing mechanisms that outperform competitors in both immediacy and cost-effectiveness. He spends much of his time working directly with small business owners, guiding them in evaluating locations, advertising strategies, and the necessary systems to attract customers to physical sites. Utilizing a tested network of partners, Hayes plays a crucial role in facilitating the nationwide distribution of signage, underscoring his dedication to enhancing the visibility and growth of businesses across various sectors.

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