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    By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Maneesha Mankad has taught Algebra II, Calculus and Finance/Stats and been a forum leader at Community High School for the past five years.  She grew up in …

Andy Nalepa, psychologist at Skyline High School

December 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

    By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Andy Nalepa was born and raised in Ann Arbor. He attended Abbot, Forsythe, and Pioneer, where he played soccer, baseball, and hockey.  After earning a bachelor’s degree …

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Shanna Middleton grew up in Ann Arbor, and attended King Elementary from kindergarten to third grade. When her family—including parents and two younger brothers—moved across town, she attended …

  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 …

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