Degrees and Certifications:
Greetings! My name is Heather Halabu!
I have been an educator in the Ann Arbor Public Schools since 2003. I was a classroom teacher at Angell Elementary for 15 years, a Reading Intervention teacher for two years at both Angell and Thurston, and Assistant Principal at King Elementary for two years. I began at Dicken in the fall of 2020 and feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this incredible community.
I live in Ypsilanti with my husband, Chris, who is also an educator, and our two boys, Marcel and Oliver. As a family, we love to visit the Farmers Market, play tennis, swim, cook and travel.
I believe that the social-emotional well being of our staff and students is of the highest priority. It is my strong belief that students need to feel a sense of belonging and community in order to succeed. My focus is always keeping strong relationships at the forefront of our work together. Additionally, I believe children of all ages need play in order to make sense of the world around them.
I look forward to working in partnership with our Dicken families this year!