Meet Our Teachers

Emma Boley, Lead Teacher, AM class

Hello!  My name is Emma Boley, and I am thrilled to be returning to Ann Arbor Nursery as lead teacher in fall of 2020!  I came to AANI as a parent in 2017, when my son was in the morning class. We have really found a home at this school and consider it a special place for our whole family.

Prior to staying home with my kids, I received my bachelors and masters degrees in education from the University of Michigan, and I have taught preschool through second grade. The majority of my teaching experience is in independent schools in Washington D.C. and Chicago. I favor a project-based approach, and look forward to bringing this to AANI while maintaining the unique culture that brought us to the school in the first place.

Beth Battey, Music Teacher

Beth Battey joined our preschool family in 2010 when her oldest began preschool with AANI.  She has continued to bring her expertise and love of music and folk dance to our preschool students during a weekly music class ever since. 


Beth graduated with a degree in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University in 2001 and taught music for 6 years prior to having her first child.  In addition to teaching music at the preschool, she also teaches private music students out of her home, teaches many crafting classes through local libraries, and through the yarn shop, Spun.

Lynn Archer, Special Guest Teacher

After 23 years of service to AANI, Mrs. Archer retired in 2018.  She's happy to be back brewing up fun experiments in her special area of expertise- science!  She currently visits the class weekly as a special guest, bringing her favorite lessons along- whether it be simple machines, a foaming potion, or fossils. 

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