November 14, 2021


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Tags: County, education, grow, program, schools, special, teachers, Washtenaw


Categories: Special needs education

Colleges will develop their very own particular schooling academics on this Washtenaw County program

Justin Harper, a parapagogue at Ann Arbor Public Schools, is one of 25 members of the first pilot to help paraprofessionals earn their teaching degree. The pilot is a partnership between the local school district, Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Eastern Michigan University.Martin Slagter | The Ann Arbor News

ANN ARBOR, MI – Justin Harper already knows the staff and students at Ann Arbor’s Dicken Elementary School, where he has spent most of the past 14 years as a paraprofessional.

Given the impact he was having on students during that time, Harper took up a teaching degree and took “a class here or there” when he could afford to pay out of pocket.


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