Lakewood Elementary used its weekly community meeting today to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and accomplishments. Led by music teacher, Amy Sierzega, the children sang, read, and played recorders for their classmates and parents.
Lakewood Principal Michelle Seals said she appreciates Ann Arbor Public School’s commitment to equity and social justice, and that the school’s annual program reminds us to “see people for who they are, and not for the color of their skin,” as King said.
“Our students need to see the relevance of historical events in their daily lives,” said Seals. “This project brought our humanities classes together to learn about one of this country’s greatest leaders, whose message inspires all of our students to value diversity”
She said she appreciates the contributions of teachers Amy Sierzega, Peggy Leonard, Eileen Thomas, Tahani Othman, Jessica Cooper, and Cassandra VanOyen for making the program possible.