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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 her third year as the Graphic Design and Digital Photography teacher …

    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 Educational Studies and Teaching Certification in 2011 from the University …

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 three brothers in the Kalamazoo area, the son of a …

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 suspect this might not happen.  When the cold light of …

 Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Clague Middle School PTSO President Margaret Baker says the school’s new “Cougar Trail” reminds her of a feel-good Jimmy Stewart movie. “It’s like a community-gets-together-and-makes-it-happen “Mr. Smith goes to Washington,”” says Baker, a mother of five who …

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News A 2006 Huron High School graduate with a love of language has won a prestigious poetry fellowship. The Poetry Foundation and “Poetry” magazine has announced that Angel Nafis is one of five recipients of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy …

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Playing before a huge crowd at Mighigan Stadium was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Pioneer High School Pioneers on Aug. 27.  The “Battle at the Big House” was indeed a tough contest against an impressive foe. Though the Pioneers fell …

“We encouraged all principals this past year to reach out to their school communities on Twitter, and they eagerly responded. As a result, our students and families, staff and stakeholders have a better understanding of what makes Ann Arbor Public Schools exceptional,” said AAPS District News Editor Jo Mathis.

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