AAPS Hires Long Time Ann Arbor Journalist for AAPS News


The Ann Arbor Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jo C. Mathis in the position of AAPS News Editor. This position has been vacant for the past 6 months.

Ms. Mathis has a stellar career in journalism and the Ann Arbor Public Schools are very pleased to have Ms. Mathis join the AAPS Communication team.

Ms. Mathis was a reporter and columnist for 15 years with the Ann Arbor News covering public education, police, courts, health and the University of Michigan as well as a videographer.

She has most recently been a writer and editor of the Washtenaw County Legal News covering Ingham and Jackson counties as well.

“AAPS is so fortunate to have Ms. Mathis join our communications team,” said Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, Superintendent. “Her journalistic excellence and proven coverage of our local area will provide exceptional leadership for the AAPS News coverage.”

“I’m so excited to join the Ann Arbor Public Schools and to tell the stories of the people, activities, and initiatives throughout the district.” Said Ms. Mathis. “My career has focused on getting to know the Ann Arbor community through my roles as a columnist and reporter for several publications, and I’m eager to meet faculty, staff and students in this new capacity. I can’t wait to get started.”

Ms. Mathis holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Southern Illinois University as well as a variety of coursework from Washtenaw Community College in web design, photography, editing and marketing.

Starting October 27, 2014, Ms. Mathis can be reached at mathisj@aaps.k12.mi.us.

The Ann Arbor Public Schools welcomes Ms. Jo Mathis as the new AAPS News Editor.


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