April 26, 2023 - Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day

Please join me as we recognize our AAPS Office Professionals for their valuable contributions in service to our children and families, our schools and our community.

To our AAPS Office Professionals,

Thank you for all you do as a vital partner in our Ann Arbor Public Schools family. We appreciate all your hard work and the dedicated service you provide throughout the year. Your efforts establish a strong and stable foundation in our organization. Your knowledge and expertise are crucial components to enable the strong connections and service our district provides for our students, staff and families in the Ann Arbor community. 

You are often the first person that folks turn to each day with a question, concern or need; your smile, constant presence and consistent responsiveness provide critical connections, communication and reassurance for all in our school communities. 

The role of the administrative professional encompasses an incredibly wide range of expertise and skills. You are the voice on the other end of the phone line, the responders to so many pressing questions and the front-line presence that ensures support throughout our school days. We have come to depend on the multitude and wide span of tasks that you maneuver through daily, and without your support, we could not serve and care for our students as well as we do. We recognize that you utilize diplomacy among a wide variety of skills beyond clerical duties in your work to assist students, staff and parents. 

We are so proud to have you as valued members of our AAPS team and sincerely appreciate all your efforts to keep our district running efficiently each and every day. You tackle numerous challenges with grace while helping our teams stay connected and productive.

Thank you again for all that you do, every day, for our school community all year long.  

Best wishes for a wonderful Administrative Professionals Day!

Jeanice Kerr Swift
Superintendent of Schools
Ann Arbor Public Schools