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Hailey stands by the Wonder Wall at Burns Park Elementary. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Hear Hailey talk about the Wonder Wall: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Voice-245_sd.m4a Principal Chuck Hatt says the wall reflects the school’s culture of kindness and compassion: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/C.Hatt_.m4a Winnie Jalet …

“Unless the board changes and unless there is a compelling need to do so, leadership stability is important to the continuation of our governance structure, continuation of our efforts and initiatives in conjunction with administration. I think it also speaks to the fact that this board functions very well as a team,” says Board President Deb Mexicotte.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Dawn Blair completed her elementary and high school years in Somerville, which is outside Memphis. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a master’s degree in education …

  By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Austin Shepherd, a sophomore at Huron High School, is featured in a new youtube video skiing the mountains in Telluride, Colorado. Austin, has participated in all sorts of outdoor adventures, including skiing, with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) …

“They’ve got everything from under sea to outer space to career explorations. There are probably 10 to 15 career explorations that they can take the kids on as well as sites all over the world. It’s incredibly immersive,” says Instructional technology teacher Peter Pasque.

  Listen to Leslie Landrum, pictured above in her classroom, introduce herself in French: http://news.a2schools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Leslie.m4a Leslie Landrum earned bachelor degrees in interior architecture and French at Michigan State University, and studied at the University of London and the Sorbonne during summer semesters. She also has a …

Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor When Tyrone Weeks was growing up on Detroit’s historic North End, his house was unique to others in his neighborhood because his father lived there. “This is not an exaggeration; I’m not embellishing: My mother …

“When I see kindergarten class sizes, and we have 81 percent under 23 students in the class, that’s spectacular, it’s really spectacular in today’s day and environment and the cost pressures, that we are consistently under. I think it truly reflects Ann Arbor’s priority in the best student experience,” says School Board Member Donna Lasinski.

                     Shawn Davis is shown with a few of his students. Photos by Jo Mathis. Shawn Davis grew up in Ann Arbor and was a student at Eberwhite, Slauson, and Pioneer. He earned his bachelor’s degree …

Ron Robinson stands at the door at the Argus IMRA Planetarium at Pioneer High School. The earth science teacher has been the planetarium’s director since 2011. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News When the Argus Planetarium was installed in the new Ann …

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