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By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Marie Embry was born and raised in Michigan. Her father, Myron, was often promoted at Michigan Bell, which meant the family moved frequently across the state. At one point, …

    Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Zoe Pehrson grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She loved school as a child and particularly loved third grade. Her parents both …

Jill Wesley, Lawton Elementary fifth grade teacher

September 13, 2018 // 2 Comments

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jill Wesley was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  She moved to Ann Arbor with her husband, Donald, in 1990. Drawn toward teaching from an early age, Wesley enrolled …

Profile, photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Valeska Bass has been a first grade teacher at Clifford E. Bryant Elementary for six years. Because her father was in the U.S. Army, she …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor It was all about birds this year as more than 280 families participated in one of two action-packed sessions of the Summer Learning Institute concluding today at Allen Elementary. …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor A2 STEAM special education teacher Connie Myers grew up in Pinckney.  She moved to Chelsea when she was in the eighth grade and graduated from Chelsea High School. Next …

Jenny Szalay, Lawton kindergarten teacher

May 31, 2018 // 7 Comments

  Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jenny Szalay was born and raised in Ann Arbor and attended Allen, Tappan, and Huron High. She feels very fortunate to teach in the community …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor One of the AAPS safety initiatives designed to keep kids secure at school has been around for decades. Crossing guards are stationed at busy intersections at select elementary and middle schools …

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