August 23, 2023
Hello 7th and 8th Grade Students and Families!
I am so excited to be teaching at Open this year! I have been working with
the Ann Arbor Public Schools for over 17 years, the last three at A2 Virtual
Elementary as the librarian and 5th grade teacher. Prior to my time in Ann
Arbor, I taught in Allen Park Public Schools, where I spent several years
teaching at the middle school level.
My most recent in-person teaching assignments have been at Lakewood
Elementary and Logan Elementary. At Lakewood I was a fifth grade teacher
for five years and the librarian for three years, two of which included part
time librarian at Logan.
Although I have been teaching for many years, I know that teaching at
Open will be different from my other teaching experiences. I ask for your
patience and grace as I make the transition.
On a personal note, I live in Ann Arbor with my husband (Lutfi) and my
kitty (Lucy). I have two grown children (Areej and Naseem), who went
through AAPS and graduated in 2017 from Community (Areej) and Skyline
(Naseem). Naseem is currently living in New Haven, Connecticut, and Areej
is attending the nursing program at EMU.
Although I’m not looking forward to the end of summer weather, I am
looking forward to another exciting school year!
Tahani Othman (she, her)
(734) 355-5201 (if you need something during the school day, please call the office)