AMA Teacher Consultant, Danielle Hoggard, read her very own children's book in Mrs. Setcoski's 2nd grade class at Besser Elementary to honor March is Reading Month. The class received a signed copy of the book written by her called, "A Hat Just Like That." #beAMAzing
2 days ago, Danielle Hoggard
Reading to Mrs. Setcoski's 2nd grade class at Besser Elementary to honor March is Reading Month. The class received a copy of the book called, "A Hat Just Like That" which was signed by the author and illustrator.  #beAMAzing and #Michiganliteracy.
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8 days ago, Justin Gluesing
Ashlie O'Connor AMAESD's Instructional Technology and Data Specialist supporting #MACUL23 as a board member for the next three days. MACUL is the 4th largest educational technology conference in the nation. #beAMAzing.
14 days ago, Ashlie O'Connor
Grand Ballroom at the Huntington Center for #MACUL23 keynote
Registration for #MACUL23
Vendor area of #MACUL23
#MACUL23 registration
Integrated General Ed and Special Ed Expertise. #bettertogether #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy @teucktrucks
20 days ago, Anna Markowski
Katelyn Dusdal, Dr. Truckenmiller, Anna Markowski
School Social Work Week 31N School Social Work Team Thank you for all you do!
20 days ago, Jessica Pilarski
31N School Social Work Week
School Social Work Week March 5-11, 2023 Thank you for all you do!
20 days ago, Jessica Pilarski
AMA School Social Work Team
School Social Work Week
K-3 Classroom Libraries Session 5 happened this week and involved our teachers learning about strategies to build "kids book knowledge" as well as daily routines that promote students as developing readers who WANT to read. So many books! So much fun! #beAMAzing #michiganliteracy
27 days ago, Julie Bastow
consultant and teacher looking at picture books and smiling
teachers looking at new picture books
teachers and literacy coach discussing books
teachers and librarian looking at books and brainstorming
teachers studying stacks of new books
slide teachers prepared about research on conferencing
The AMA Great Start Collaborative Book Bike is finally here! We will be working on Pop-Up style distributions this summer. This project had equity in mind to reach families in their neighborhoods or favorite locations in a fun, approachable way. While the Book Bike bell may be less exciting than the ice-cream truck, we'll be serving up the joy of reading and connecting families to literacy and community resources! #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy
about 1 month ago, Angela Bruning
AMA GSC Book Bike
Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story! #beAMAzing
about 1 month ago, Trista Hylko
Tracy, School Social Worker, reading a book during a student session
Trista leading a Friendship Group at Besser Elementary School
Tonight we partnered with the Alpena County Children’s Librarian to begin the book selection process for our Classroom Library Makeover Series. Teachers were given access to a catalog full of over 2000 amazing book titles to choose from📖 #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy
2 months ago, Shellie Gohl
book list
More bookshevles have arrived for our AMA Classroom Library Makeover Series! Thank you once again Alpena Public Schools CTE students for your partnership and talented craftsmanship. We love the newly added AMA logo! #beAMAzing #Michiganliteracy
2 months ago, Shellie Gohl
Happy New Year!
3 months ago, Justin Gluesing
Happy New Year
Guest reading was a blast in Manning’s Sanborn classroom! #STARS #AMAzing
3 months ago, Mitchel Dipzinski
STARS RTI reading Polar Express to a kindergarten class
Some of our staff were able to gather for a holiday lunch today at Mangos. We want to wish all of our staff and our entire school family love and joy this holiday season. #beAMAzing
3 months ago, Justin Gluesing
The AMA Central Office will be closed to the public from Friday, December 23 until Monday, January 2. The office will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3.
4 months ago, Justin Gluesing
Alpena Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday 12/14 and Thursday 12/15 due to the volume of students and staff currently out due to illness. Pied Piper and ECSE at Lincoln will be OPEN.
4 months ago, Justin Gluesing
Substitutes are needed in multiple areas. Pied Piper School needs substitute custodians, paraprofessionals, and teachers. Complete the application at Part-time/flexible hours. $14.50/hour ***NEW - Substitutes may be eligible for the Career Kickstart Incentive. ESS is excited to offer the new Career Kickstart Incentive to help start your career in education. Newly hired ESS staff will be eligible for compensation for some of the costs associated with required school district credentials. Full program details include: -Substitute and permanent staff hired after January 3, 2022 are eligible. -Employees must successfully work 25 days with ESS before December 31, 2022 to qualify for compensation. -Compensation applies to costs for background checks and medical checks, which includes but is not limited to health screening, drug tests, and TB tests. -Maximum compensation of $125 for all applicable credentials. -Receipts of credentialing costs must be provided to -Credentialing compensation will be included on the second paycheck after the employee has worked 25 days, and submitted all applicable receipts. -For questions about the ESS Career Kickstart Incentive, contact us at
4 months ago, Justin Gluesing
The AMA and Pied Piper will be getting new phones for the new year. Here staff are getting a brief overview of the new system by 1010Technology.
4 months ago, Justin Gluesing
New learning alert! Teachers in Atlanta are flexing their book muscles by engaging kids in talking about books. (L) Second grade teacher, Mrs. Jones, carries different books around as she moves about the building. Carrying a book can help to strike up interest and conversation from students. (R) Third grade teacher, Mrs. Krzyszton, helps students to have a space to share the books they are currently reading. What a great way for students to learn about books they may not have seen before. Way to #beAMAzing Atlanta!
4 months ago, Julie Bastow
left picture has teacher carrying a favorite book and right side shows how students post what they are reading on the outside of their lockers
Interested in becoming a teacher? The AMA ESD has partnered with 38 other Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) to form an innovative partnership called Talent Together to address the teacher shortage crisis in Michigan. Visit to register for information.
4 months ago, Justin Gluesing
Teacher Education