Meet the Classroom Teacher
Hi Everyone! I'm really excited about teaching fourth grade this year! It's going to be a fantastic year full of laughter, learning, and support. I am so excited about meeting my students this year and I look forward to working with them.
This will be my 18th year teaching in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Prior to teaching, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Michigan State University. I received my teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University post-bachelor work. I earned a master's degree in Social Foundations with a concentration in Eco-Justice Education from EMU in 2014. In addition, I enjoy helping our school as the BP School Garden Coordinator and working to make our BP website Penguin-tastic as our BP Webmaster.Sorry, Michigan Fans, but I am an MSU Spartan for life! I grew up in East Lansing for the first part of my childhood and was thrilled to go back for my undergraduate degree. But I also love Ann Arbor and love teaching in this great city! I will tell you a secret, I do root for Michigan when they aren't playing MSU. Shhhhhh, don't tell my Spartan friends! :0)In addition to teaching, I have a passion for environmental education and advocacy, which I like to embed into my teaching practice. I love to integrate the passion I have for the environment and health into our learning community. My passions include school gardening, farm-to-school education, and ecojustice education. Other things I love to do are spend time in my garden, travel, spend time outdoors swimming and kayaking and volunteer my time in the community. I also love to spend time with family and friends.
Meet our Eastern Michigan Student Intern!
Hello! My name is Mrs. Rosenberger and I am a senior at Eastern Michigan University. Some of my favorite things include hiking, baking, and doing fun activities with my three daughters. I love cheering them on at soccer games and leading our Girl Scout troop. I cannot wait to meet the fourth graders this year. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to work with you all. I know we are going to have a lot of fun learning together and making memories this fall.
Meet our University of Michigan Student Intern!
Ms. McFarlandHello! I'm Ms. McFarland and I am a senior at the University of Michigan. Outside of my schooling, I'm involved in a sustainability- and environmentally-focused professional fraternity on campus, IM sports, and a few other smaller clubs and organizations. I love being outdoors, playing sports and running, and spending time with my dog, Piper. This will be my second semester working in a fourth-grade classroom, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be at Burns Park for the whole school year. I'm so excited about meeting everyone and have so much to learn from Ms. Shah and all of the students at Burns Park!
It's going to be a great year!