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Profiles of staff members in The Ann Arbor Public Schools

Danielle Grosos, Pattengill Resource Room teacher

September 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Danielle Grosos grew up in Dearborn Heights, the daughter of Mark and Anita Griffin.  During high school, she worked for Dearborn Heights 20th District Court and thought about becoming a criminal psychologist.  But after she had an experience in …

Veronica Nowicki, Lawton Second grade teacher

September 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Veronica Nowicki grew up in Saginaw, the daughter of Tony and Maria Moreno. When she was seven years old, her family moved to Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain so her father could collaborate with other business …

Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Brandon Bedinger was raised in Trotwood, Ohio (near Dayton) and graduated from Trotwood-Madison High in 2005. He then attended Eastern Michigan University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in sports medicine/exercise science. Bedinger interned with the Detroit Lions during …

Photos and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Sarah Schemanske grew up in Highland and completed her undergraduate degree at Albion College. She then taught for seven years in North Carolina, gaining experience in second, third and fourth grades while leading the district’s LEGO …

Photo and profile by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Shaenu Micou grew up in Ann Arbor in the Arrowwood Hills community, and attended Northside and Logan elementary schools, Clague Junior High, and Huron High School. Micou earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, specializing in juvenile …

Neha Shah, King Elementary fifth grade teacher

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Neha Shah grew up in East Lansing, where she attended Pinecrest Elementary School. In middle school, her family moved to Farmington, where she attended Power Middle School and  Farmington High. Then it was back to East Lansing, where Shah …

Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Luckily for Tappan Middle School music students, Joe DeMarsh broke the vow he took 35 years ago that went something like this: “I will never ever teach again.” DeMarsh’s first teaching job was in a …

Dawn Dennis Profile and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Dawn Dennis was born and raised in Detroit, the daughter of Herman and Marva Jenkins, a retired postal supervisor and retired executive secretary for the UAW.   Family and education were greatly stressed in her …

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