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Jill Wesley, Lawton Elementary fifth grade teacher

September 13, 2018 // 1 Comment

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 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 …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kristin Kubacki grew up in Grand Rapids, and moved to Ann Arbor when she became a student at the University of Michigan. She has a bachelor’s …

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 Steve Rodriguez has been a well respected and popular PE teacher and coach at Pioneer High School since 1977. He grew up in Allen Park and chose to attend Detroit …

Photos and video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Amy Lynn Sierzega was born and raised in Williamston. She is an alumna of Michigan State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Eidtor Molly Sykes Crankshaw was born and raised in Ionia, the daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Barbara Sykes. She attended Eastern Michigan University, where she earned her bachelor’s …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Hannah Gottlieb was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, in and around the Marquette area.   Throughout middle and high school, she loved science and thought she would …

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