My name is Emily Theriault-Kimmey and I am extremely excited to partner with you and serve as your child’s teacher this school year. I have worked as an educator in the Ann Arbor Public Schools for over 20 years. I am deeply committed to centering our children, and providing them with equitable and engaging learning experiences that leverage the funds of knowledge that they bring from their home communities.
I grew up on the West Side of Detroit, but have I lived in Ann Arbor for many years now. I am proud to share that I am a product of the public schools. I live with my partner who serves as an educational leader in a neighboring school district. I enjoy spending time with my family and connecting with nature. My hobbies include standup paddle boarding, hiking, reading and writing educational literature, and involvement in social justice movements.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in science, a master’s degree in English language arts, and a doctoral degree in mathematics education from the University of Michigan. In addition to these degrees, I have completed numerous graduate level courses in curriculum and instruction, and am constantly engaged educational research and scholarship. In 2012, I received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from President Barack Obama.
I am look forward to partnering with you and your family this year. You possess so much knowledge and expertise surrounding your child that I would love to learn about your child directly from you. I ask that you write me a letter about your child sharing whatever information you feel comfortable with. Please email this communication to firstname.lastname@example.org at your convenience. I am very excited to meet and get to know your child. I know we will experience an amazing year of growth together!