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First Steps to Confidence—Susanna Brown Brings Focused Energy to Ann Arbor’s Youngest Citizens

Behind the voice is teacher Susanna Brown, who brings to the class a focused energy, her genuine love of children and a sincere belief in the mission of Ann Arbor’s First Steps program. The program gives parents and caregivers the support and encouragement they need in helping their children develop and grow in their first years of life. The 30-plus First Steps classes offered year-round through the Rec and Ed division of Ann Arbor Public Schools give children ages 0 to 5 a place to learn alongside a caring adult.

Pediatric nurse and single mom, Elisha Talley, creates her own success story

Elisha Talley is more comfortable with impermanence than the average person. She knows that life can change directions or come screeching to a halt, at any time. That stoutness of heart is part of what makes her uniquely qualified for two of the hardest jobs on Earth: single mom and pediatric nurse in the Congenital Heart Center at the C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital.