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  Photos & video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Bill Van Loo is a maker, teacher, musician, and photographer. He grew up in Jackson County and graduated from Napoleon High School. Both of his …

Christine Woelmer, Allen Elementary librarian

February 22, 2019 // 0 Comments

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Christine Woelmer grew up attending the Ida Public Schools in southeast Michigan. Her father was an English professor at Monroe County Community College, and her mother taught English …

    By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sarah Bradley grew up in Ann Arbor and attended the Ann Arbor public schools. She remembers her first day of kindergarten, walking into Mrs. Clefgard’s classroom at …

Erin Wright, Eberwhite fifth grade teacher

February 6, 2019 // 7 Comments

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Erin Wright was born in Detroit and grew up mostly in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of a special education teacher, Wright knew how demanding and rewarding teaching is as a …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jen Kunec was born and raised in Ann Arbor.  Her father, Jerome Jelinek, was a concert cellist and a Professor of Music at The University of Michigan.  Her mother, …

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Heather Gray grew up with a brother and sister in the small town of Jesup, Iowa.  Her parents were both elementary school teachers and she was a teacher’s …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Monica Brennan has been teaching at Angell Elementary for five years.  She grew up in Royal Oak, the daughter of a nurse (mother) and a Chrysler assembly worker, both …

    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 …

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