Meet Our Teacher – Mrs. Sarah Mahatzke

 Mrs. Mahatzke and her family

Mrs. Mahatzke and her family

We are thrilled to announce Mrs. Sarah Mahatzke as our new teacher, starting in Fall 2018! Sarah has been an active and vital part of the preschool for the past three years, most recently serving as Board President. She is excited to start this new chapter at AANI, and has been busy preparing for her role. Sarah brings a variety of skills and experience to the classroom, including:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University
  • Major: Early Childhood Education, Minor: Reading
  • A Michigan Teaching Certificate, with endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Reading, and Early Childhood Special Education
  • A variety of teaching experiences with young children, including a first grade classroom, a head start preschool program for 3-year olds, and other positions within Ann Arbor Public Schools preschool programs.
Words about Mrs. Mahatzke, from current and former AANI members:
“Sarah is a fantastic hire!”
“Sarah is dedicated to maintaining the hands-on, play-based philosophy of AANI, while bringing an unbridled enthusiasm to the program.”
"From the moment we first met Mrs. Mahatzke, her sincere passion for the co-op and nurturing the children within it were abundantly clear! She left such an impression on us after our first meeting that we knew straight away that ANNI would be a perfect fit for our son.”
“Her enthusiastic, kind and patient nature, and clear academic and research knowledge... make her a perfect fit for the role. We are so excited to see what exciting topics and learning she will have in store this session!"