A few things about Ms. Bankey
Third Grade Teacher
I live in Ann Arbor with my husband Chris and I have two daughters, one attends the University of Michigan and one attends Michigan State University. I have a little dog named Piccadilly (Ellie for short) and two goldfish (Potter and Weasley). I love the Harry Potter book series - J.K. Rowling is my hero. I love Star Wars (The Millennium Falcon is the greatest ship in the universe). And I enjoy volunteering. I was an Ann Arbor Rec & Ed girls soccer coach for many years (Go Mighty Ladybugs!), I volunteered at the Detroit Maker Faire at the Henry Ford Museum with the Coke and Mentos Guys (aka Eepy Bird) helping set-up and clean-up the exploding soda pop show and I volunteered for the Detroit Grand Prix!
I attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate and graduate studies. After completing my graduate studies from the School of Information I was lucky enough to meet President Barack Obama at my graduation.
I have been teaching in the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) for over ten years. I am a member of the AAPS Phenomenal Science Committee providing training and support to teachers in the district about the Next Generation Science Standards and our new Phenomenal Science curriculum. I am also a member of the AAPS Classroom Environment Advisory Committee that currently provided new furniture for our schools and are upgrading the technology in our classrooms. Also, I have been a Scholastic News Advisor for over five years providing feedback and planning for the weekly student news magazines.
Science is my favorite subject, especially weather and astronomy. I am looking forward to a great school year together!