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AAPS honored its 2018 retirees an an annual dinner celebration last night at Weber’s Inn. Twenty-seven of the 65 retirees showed up for the gala, where AAEA President Fred Klein presented a tribute to each. Superintendent Jeanice Swift and Board President Christine Stead thanked the …

“As non-partisan officials tasked with directing the education of the students in our district we are opposed to the proposed removal of important parts of our state’s and nation’s history from teaching standards. We are opposed to the removal and reduced emphasis on whole populations of people, groups that have played an important role in our nation’s story, and historically significant events.” – statement from AAPS Board of Education members.

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 she attended Western Michigan University, where she played softball as …

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor The last day of the school year was extra special for students throughout the district. Here are a few snippets of the action at Pittsfield Elementary this morning: And the annual Pittsfield clap-out for fifth graders:

Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor When Linda Carter’s first piano teacher tried to get her to sit down and practice for an hour every day, her parents knew that wasn’t going to work. Linda Carter does not sit still for long. …

“Change is inevitable, but change is exciting. Change will force a new person from within ourselves to emerge and we must not fear this. We must embrace it with unbridled enthusiasm because our futures are bright and brilliant,” says Olivianah Baugh.

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 degree in fine arts from U-M’s School of Art and Design, …

“Promise me that you will cherish your convictions, keep them pure and close to your heart. Listen to your conscience, vote, participate, take care of this democracy, stay optimistic, know that integrity matters, dig deep, work hard, love big, forgive quickly, and always be able to say with conviction, here I stand, I can not do otherwise,” said Amy Van Appledorn.

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 in which she grew up. Szalay has taught kindergarten in …

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 Catholic Central High School so he could spend additional time …

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