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Ashley Garvin, Bryant Elementary young fives teacher

September 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Ashley Campbell Garvin grew up in Pontiac and graduated from Pontiac Central High School. She then  set off to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ferris …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Maybe it’s not so bad to be sent to the principal’s office after all. Allen Elementary’s new principal wants to change the narrative about being a principal and about …

For 40 years kids in Ann Arbor have been getting important advice about how to be safe in their home, their community and at school thanks to the Safety Town Program. This morning the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the many partners that make Safety Town an integral part of growing up in Ann Arbor celebrated at Dicken Elementary as they welcomed the young fives and kindergarteners that are currently enrolled in the program.

Video, photos and story by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor On your mark. Get set.  Go! Students cheered from the sidelines as their peers raced down the track at the recent 5th Annual A2 Unifed …

Cathy Glei, Eberwhite kindergarten teacher

May 30, 2019 // 1 Comment

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Catherine Glei was born outside Chicago, the oldest of three children born to an inventor/scientist father and a mother who was also a nurse. She attended elementary, middle school …

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Vanessa D’Souza, a first-year teacher at Burns Park Elementary, was raised in Ann Arbor by her mother, older brother, and grandmother.  Because her mother worked two jobs, D’Souza’s grandmother …

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