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  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor        Natasha Stewart teaches third grade at Logan Elementary School.   This is her twelfth year of teaching, six of which have been with Ann Arbor Public …

Profile, video, and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sarah Dominick was born in Wyandotte and grew up in Farmington Hills in the house that her mom had grown up in. After graduating from …

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, …

Stephan Hogan, Tappan Middle School math teacher

October 11, 2018 // 6 Comments

Profile, video, and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Stephan Hogan was born and raised in the shadow of The Big House right here in Ann Arbor. He attended Abbot Elementary and Forsythe Middle School, …

    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 // 3 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 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 …

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