Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm wondering

Community High School Dean Peter Ways is leaving. Jennifer Hein, Assistant Principal at Huron and former head of the Student Intervention and Support Services division of AAPS (yes, including special education) has been appointed the new Dean, effective July 1. Change can be nervewracking, and at a place like CHS, that is definitely true. I'm wondering--those of you who have worked with Jen Hein, what did you think? Is this a good move?

The AAPS budget presentation is available online here. (Warning--it is a very large pdf.) There is also a way to submit questions about the budget. I'm wondering--what are your good ideas for saving money? While strengthening the district, of course.

I did post some questions that I thought I might ask school board candidates. I'm wondering--do you have a few more suggestions for questions?

In other news: The Ann Arbor Open lottery occurred yesterday. There is no posted list to check. The second round of In-District Transfer applications will begin in April.


  1. Regarding AAPS school principals, it's quite a shuffle:

    I'd be interested to hear about Jen as well!

  2. Looks like Peter Ways is going to be teaching at AAO in the middle school. Do you know him well? Any thoughts?

  3. I'm excited about Peter Ways coming to Ann Arbor Open. I think it's a win for everyone.