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Jason Skiba is a current assistant principal at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. For the previous five years he has worked as part of the administrative team at Huron High. He joined AAPS after moving from Battle Creek Central High School in Battle Creek, MI. There he spent two years as an administrator and five years as a classroom teacher (Journalism, English, Technology, Digital Art). He has worked in districts that run the gamut of socio-economic and ethnic diversity.
In Ann Arbor Public Schools, Skiba has served on various committees including the restructuring committee for the district’s evaluation system. For the past three years, as part of the committee, Skiba has worked to improve the way that evaluation, professional development and what actually happens in the classroom all tie together. He also schedules and builds the professional development for the 100+ staff members at Huron.
Skiba has volunteered time with the Colleges of Education for both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, working with incoming teachers before their internships. He was a Certified Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association. In 2008, Skiba was certified through the Basic Gang Specialist Program with presenters from across the country dealing with safety and security for schools in urban and diverse areas. He earned his B.A. in Journalism with a teaching certification and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Michigan State University.
Skiba currently resides in Ann Arbor. In his free time, he enjoys reading, running and cooking meals for his family and friends.