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Ms. Baillie James
Hello and welcome to Kindergarten!
My name is Baillie James and I am one of the five kindergarten teachers here at West Maple. Kindergarten is such a special year and it is my personal goal to make it a fun and loving experience for every child. I am a graduate of Central Michigan University, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I started my teaching career in Wayne County teaching a K/1 blended classroom and I am excited for my sixth year of teaching to be in Birmingham. Being a teacher is my passion and I hope to pass my love for learning on to my students.
I was born and raised in Alpena, a small town located in northern Michigan. Because of this, I feel that I bring a small town atmosphere into my classroom. An atmosphere where each child feels comfortable, safe, and looks forward to being a part of our classroom family. I am excited to spend the school year with both you and your child.