Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Advisory Committee

The Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Advisory Committee has been established from an interested group of applicants and is charged with:
- Understanding the process and work of establishing International Baccalaureate programming in the Ann Arbor Public Schools
- Giving input and supporting the communication of International Baccalaureate developments during the three-year authorization process
- Helping to complete tasks related to the IB authorization process
- Other tasks as  defined and needed to achieve IB candidacy status and authorization as IB World Schools.
Thank you to the following teachers, parents, and community members for their service.

Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Initiative Advisory Committee
September 28, 2014

  • Sarah Andrew-Vaughn, Huron English teacher, District Department Chair for English
  • Lisa Bares, Huron World Language/Spanish teacher
  • Jackie BolaƱos, Mitchell Resource Room teacher (and Mitchell parent)
  • Hala Boles, Huron English Language Learner teacher
  • Sonali Deshpande**, Mitchell Second grade teacher, IB Primary Years Programme Category 1 training
  • Dane Dresch, Scarlett Physical Education teacher
  • Chris Erickson** - Huron English teacher, IB Diploma Programme Category 1 English Language and Literature training
  • Todd Newell** - Huron Science teacher, IB Diploma Programme  Category  2 and 3 Physics, Diploma Programme Category 2 Theory of Knowledge training
  • Becky Wancier, Scarlett Title 1 teacher
  • Ryan Soupal, Scarlett Social Studies teacher, District Department Chair for Social Studies

  • Laurie Barnett - Huron parent (former King and Clague parent )
  • Diana Cucos* - King and Huron parent (former  Clague parent)
  • Sarah Flott - children have attended IB Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Porgramme and Diploma Program outside of Ann Arbor
  • Craig Payne - Mitchell and Scarlett parent
  • Simone McDaniel - Scarlett parent
  • Mark Rosales - Huron parent
  • Suzanne Walsh - Mitchell parent
  • Michele Wing - Scarlett parent
  • Douglas Wing - Scarlett parent
  • Mary Clair Wissman** - Pioneer parent, IB Middle Years Programme Category 1 French and Personal Project, DP Category 1 French and Extended Essay training

Community Members
  • Joan Binkow - Mediator and Co-Founder Dispute Resolution Center
  • Joan Doughty - Executive Director of Community Action Network
  • Cathy Fleischer - Professor, English Department, Eastern Michigan University
  • Lefiest Gallimore - Co-founder and former Executive Director, Family Learning Institute
  • Marina Hsu - Mandarin Bilingual Specialist
  • Mary Anne Jaeger - Michigan Department of Education Instructional Coach
  • Jim Leija - University Musical Society, Director of Education and Community Engagement
  • Cindy Lin - Board member of International Neighbors, Member of Washtenaw Success by 6
  • Omari Rush* - Ann Arbor Art Center, Curator of Public Programs
  • Wanda Toro-Zambrana - English Language Learner Specialist, Spanish speaker
  • Marcia Wallin** - AAPS parent and member of International Technology in a Global Society Curriculum Design Committee

Additional community representation:
  • UM School of Education - Elizabeth Moje, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement OR Kendra Hearn, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Mitchell Scarlett Teaching and Learning Collaborative - Cathy Reischl, Clinical Associate Professor, UM School of Education OR Debi Khasnabis, Clinical Assistant Professor, UM School of Education

Ann Arbor Administrators
  • Lee Ann Dickinson-Kelley - Balas Administration
  • Jennifer Hein - Huron
  • Gerald Vazquez** - Scarlett, Middle Years Programme Category 1 administrator training
  • Kevin Karr** - Mitchell, Primary Years Programme Category 1 administrator training

* holds an International Baccalaureate Diploma
** IB category 1 or higher trained teacher as noted

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Advisory Committee Applications Available

Individuals interested in supporting the work to establish a K-12 pathway of authorized International Baccalaureate World Schools in Ann Arbor are invited to consider applying to be a part of the Ann Arbor International Baccalaureate Advisory Committee. Applications are due by September 15.

Please apply by submitting your information by CLICKING HERE.