AAPS Updates

Staff in the Spotlight

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 …

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. …

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.

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.

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.

1 2 3 4