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Meet the Teachers and Leaders

Learn more about the teachers and leaders who shared their classrooms with us. When you select a teacher, you will learn more about the teacher’s and leader’s backgrounds and teaching philosophies, and you can access each teacher’s and leader’s suite of videos and artifacts through these pages.

 
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PK

Amy Haffner

School: Illinois Park Early Learning Center, U-46

Position: Blended Pre-K Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 19

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GRADE
3

Andy Frankel

School: Pattengill

Position: Third Grade Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 4th Year in Ann Arbor, previously taught for five years in Baltimore City, Maryland.

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GRADE
PK

Apryl Lowe

School: Illinois Park Early Learning Center, U-46

Position: Principal

Number of Years Teaching: 7 years as Principal, 9 years full-time Teaching; 3 years part-time Teaching

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GRADE
PK

Eva Gonzalez Heredia

School: Illinois Park

Position: Bilingual Preschool Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 12

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GRADE
PK/K

Karen Smith

School: U-46 Center Office with support to seven elementary schools

Position: Full Day Kindergarten Teacher Leader

Number of Years Teaching: 30 years as Teacher, 2 years as Teacher Leader

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GRADE
PK

Kelly Crenshaw

School: Westerman Preschool and Family Center

Position: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher - SPED

Number of Years Teaching: 13 years

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GRADE
K

Kim Deering

School: Prairieview Elementary

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 16

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GRADE
K

Martha Mancera

School: Lowrie Elementary School

Position: Dual Language Kindergarten Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 15

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PK-8

Melita Alston

School: Bryant/Pattengill Elementary

Position: Principal

Number of Years Teaching: I taught for five years before becoming an administrator. I have been an administrator since 2006.

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PK-5

Michelle Pogliano

School: Westerman Preschool and Family Center

Position: Director of Early Childhood Programs/Principal

Number of Years Teaching: Speech Language Pathologist for 11 years; Administration for 10 years

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GRADE
PK

Sophia Dubreuil

School: Westerman Preschool and Family Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Position: Early Childhood Educator/Pre-K Preschool Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 29 years

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GRADE
1

Valeska Bass

School: Bryant Elementary School

Position: First Grade Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 8 years

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GRADE
K

Zahideé Marcano

School: Ronald O' Neal, U-46 Elgin Public Schools

Position: ELL Kindergarten Teacher

Number of Years Teaching: 20

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