- Volunteers from the community help AAPS students participate in the Hour of Code
- Ann Arbor Open teacher Chad Downs wins $25,000 national Milken Educator Award
- Haisley teachers’ supportive friendship models the importance of relationships for their students
- Profile: Before heading to Holy Cross, Pioneer’s Lowder has a few things to cross off his to-do list
- Lawton students applaud longtime volunteer on her 90th birthday
Profiles of staff members in The Ann Arbor Public Schools
Growing up in White Plains, New York, Pioneer High’s Jeff Kass visualized becoming a professional baseball player in his near future. An avid Yankees fan, Kass devoted his summers to playing baseball, watching baseball, dreaming baseball – and reading volumes upon volumes of novels. Although his plans never made it to the big leagues his childhood love for the literary arts blossomed into a larger passion.
Geologist and Bach Elementary fourth-grade teacher Robin Frisch-Gleason continues to share lessons learned from a 2007 trip to Antarctica. A student climate summit is planned for April involving eight teachers from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Lorin Cartwright, athletic director and assistant principal at Pioneer High School, has been awarded the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Outstanding Educator Award.
Gerald Vazquez has taken the reins as the new principal at Scarlett Middle School. The Saline resident hails most recently from the Detroit Public Schools.
Bach Elementary School music teacher Kristi Bishop recently returned from a trip to mainland China, where she traveled with a delegation of 51 educators from around the country. “We were given such an opportunity,” she said.
Volunteers in The Ann Arbor Public Schools range in age from their 20s to their 80s and everything in between. They can be found in most buildings around the district.
Two Ann Arbor teachers and 12 students represented the area in a delegation to Hikone, Japan this fall. A delegation visited Ann Arbor as well.
Kathleen Wright and her illustrator husband, Jonathan, tie their love of Ann Arbor’s fairy doors into kindergarten lesson plans.
Longtime Scarlett Middle School technology education teacher Gary Graff said the eastside Ann Arbor school has always felt like home.
Ann Arbor Public Schools occupational therapist Raleigh Sadlier loves her work. “It’s a job that requires creativity, patience,” she said. “I find it challenging, frustrating and rewarding.”