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Jenni Wilkening, Huron High School science teacher

February 27, 2017 // 5 Comments

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Jennifer Wilkening grew up in Alma, the daughter of Gabriel and JanaLynn Almeida. In addition to teaching in Grand Blanc and in Durham, N.C., Jennifer Wilkening …

  Profile and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Melissa Schmidt says that her parents, Eric and Mary Anne Jaeger, determined long ago that if they were blessed with children, those children would attend …

Anthony Lauer, A2 Virtual+ Online Coordinator

January 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Anthony Lauer was born in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota while his family was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Jen Duman and her brother, Dan, grew up in Livonia, the daughter of Sam and Diane Deckard. She started playing the flute in fourth grade, and continued on …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Kim Garber grew up in Michigan, and has been a resident of Ann Arbor for more than 20 years.   She earned a bachelor’s of engineering degree from Michigan …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sophia Dubreuil grew up in New York, the daughter of Haitian immigrants Antoine and Marie-Solange Dubreuil. In 1986 she accepted a full track scholarship to The …

Caroline Fitzgerald grew up in Pearl City, Hawaii and started learning the saxophone in seventh grade. Her band teacher was the most influential teacher in her life and the reason she decided to pursue music education. …

His classroom is the great outdoors

October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments

 See a few moments from a recent Bryant second grade field trip: Story, photos and videos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News One of Szczygiel’s favorite spots to take AAPS students on field trips is Green …

Meredith Giltner, Skyline High School art teacher

October 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

Meredith Giltner grew up in Milford and now lives in Dexter with her husband of 24 years, her 8-year-old son, three cats, 13 fish and a snail. This is her seventh year teaching art, and …

    Sean Slay is an Ann Arbor native who attended Haisley Elementary School, Forsythe Middle School and Pioneer High School. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1996, and earned his master’s degree in …

Andy Meyer, Abbot Elementary first grade teacher

September 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

  Andy Meyer, shown with his first graders at Abbot, loves to look back at the end of the school year to see how his students have grown as individuals. Andy Meyer grew up with …

Collin Ganio, Skyline High School Latin teacher

September 21, 2016 // 3 Comments

Collin Ganio was born in 1970 and grew up in Walnut Creek, California. His childhood goal was to become a starship captain by his 30th birthday, but at the age of seven, he began to …

  Greta Barfield  spent most of her school years in Muncie, Indiana, where she graduated from Burris Laboratory School, which is part of Ball State University’s Teacher College. She also earned her bachelors degree in …

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