- School Board Discusses Program Enhancements For Next School Year
- Citizen Millage Committee working to get out the vote May 5
- ‘This is live theater,’ says popular Pioneer math teacher
- Districtwide open house invites community to learn about each AAPS school
- Time to unload that e-waste?
Profiles of staff members in The Ann Arbor Public Schools
Many AAPS music teachers are seasoned performers and share their passion for performing with students daily. For the first time, they are coming together in a showcase for the community. Your attendance and generosity are requested for “An Evening of Music” with the music teachers …
Ellen Banta meets after school with junior Tavahna Paige, who had a question about her homework. Photos by Jo Mathis. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Ellen Banta says she first considered becoming a math teacher when she was in the ninth grade at …
Clague Middle School teacher Soon Morningstar is a co-recipient of the 2015 Science/Math Teacher of the Year Award for Middle/High Schools in the Greater Washtenaw County Area. The award is given annually by the University of Michigan Chapter Of Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society. She …
Deb and Doug Horn, in their Ypsilanti Township kitchen. The couple in 1992. AAPS band director Doug Horn was looking forward to appearing with his jazz trio Friday night in downtown Ann Arbor in a big way. “I’m a performer at heart,” says Horn. “It’s …
Mitchell Principal Kevin Karr at the 20-mile mark of the Boston Marathon Mitchell Elementary School and the entire Ann Arbor Public School community are so proud of our own Kevin Karr, who completed his first Boston Marathon this past Monday! Mitchell students and teachers …
Roberto Clemente teacher Jonathan Royce shows off his debut children’s book. By Tara Cavanaugh Roberto Clemente High School English teacher Jonathan Royce’s debut children’s book, “Detective Dwayne Drake and the Alphabet Thief,” is a tale that kids and adults alike will enjoy. Especially the adults. …
“Ann Arbor is a special place and I am enormously proud to join its heritage of excellence,” says Ann Arbor’s incoming superintendent who begins on July 1. She writes an introductory letter here and a brief article offers background about Green.
She is an extraordinary educator, visionary and leader,” says Interim Superintendent Robert Allen. “She has been a pleasure to work with and her efforts have been tremendous and their effect immeasurable and far-reaching. I don’t know if we can ever thank her enough.” Dickinson-Kelley said she is looking forward to spending more time with family.
Test begins his second stint as head football coach at Pioneer this fall, just after he wraps up his teaching career. He will retire from his phys ed teaching post at Thurston Elementary in June.
Jeff Kass hopes his new book, “Knuckleheads,” will encourage young, male students to develop a love of reading. “I guess, in my heart, I really, really want those kids in my class – those dudes who hide in their sweatshirts – to pick this thing up and read it. And I hope the general audience will like it, too,” he adds. A release party for “Knuckleheads” will be hosted at 7 p.m. March 31 at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor.
It is a small world, indeed, for Ann Arbor physician Dr. Eric Straka. He was pleased to hear the news about newly selected superintendent Dr. Patricia Green, as he was a sixth-grade student of Green’s in Maryland – and she was his favorite teacher.
School trustees made their decision on Saturday, conducting final interviews and deliberating in the afternoon. This followed a community forum on Friday evening, in which the community was able to hear the candidates and submit questions to hear their responses.
Looking at teacher assistant Lori Estermyer, you wouldn’t know that she functions with just one lung, and why.Like everyone else, she goes to work each day, spends quality time with her family and muddles and slogs through the winter weather.
Michael White comes back to his job as principal for second semester, following a one-year deployment at Fort Benning, Ga.
WITH SLIDE SHOW: Joan Fitzgibbon visited a variety of schools in different parts of the country as part of a cultural exchange through the Confucius Institute at Michigan State University. She hopes to be a resource as the district looks ahead to possibly expand its foreign language offerings in the future.