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Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor They know every name, can handle every emergency, and answer the doorbell 80 times a day. On Administrative Professionals Day, AAPS honors its 105 office professionals and five executive assistants who fill so many …

  Tracy Anderson was walking out of the Ann Arbor District Library in 2000, balancing a stack of books for her thesis research, when she stopped by the job posting board and saw the opening at Community High.  She had a job that she loved …

  Story, video and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Wines Elementary vocal music teacher Beth McNally thought she was simply going to an ordinary school assembly when Principal David DeYoung surprised her with some great news: She has been named the UMS/DTE Energy Fund …

Bethany Tabaka attended Chelsea Public schools through high school, then majored in both elementary education and Spanish at Western Michigan University. She learned to speak Spanish fluently by participating in a study abroad course in Queretero, Mexico. After college, she married Josh Tabaka (“the love …

  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 …

Pioneer to honor beloved teacher/coach on Saturday

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Pioneer High School basketball player Laura Stroud feels a bit sorry for the girls who play on the team years from now. They may work hard, have fun, and win lots of games. But they’ll never know the …

“I love it when my students get the “ah-ha” moment. Sometimes it happens quickly and sometimes it is a long process but in the end, every time it’s worth the effort,” says Pattengill fifth grade teacher Marie Embry.

While students may have enjoyed some extra sleep this morning, their teachers have been busy learning how to do their jobs even better. On Professional Development Day, AAPS teachers are learning a range of subjects under the guiding principles of alignment, response to data, and …

Staff Spotlight: Theresa Maglothin

December 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

“It was huge for me to tell my students, ‘Listen I’ve been where you’ve been, I know what got you here. Most importantly, I know what it takes to get you out.”

Staff Spotlight: Christopher Erickson

November 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

The AAPS News met up with Erickson and discussed his focus on incorporating music into his lessons, his expectations for students and his favorite moments in the classroom.

Staff Spotlight: Jonathan Royce

October 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

Jonathan Royce is a self-published author and a language arts teacher at Roberto Clemente Student Development Center.

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