Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education with Minors in Early Childhood Education, English Language and Science, Eastern Michigan University Master of Arts, Educational Administration and Supervision, Northern Michigan University Education Specialist, Educational Leadership, Oakland University State of Michigan Professional Education Certificate State of Michigan Administrator Certificate
Ms. Nan Kaufman
This is my 24th year of teaching. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University, my Master's degree from Northern Michigan University, and my Education Specialist degree from Oakland University. I started my teaching career in 1995 in the Upper Peninsula for DeTour Area Schools. I taught Kindergarten for seven years at DeTour Elementary School and Drummond Island Elementary School. I began teaching for Livonia Public Schools in 2002. I taught 3rd and 4th Grade at Webster Elementary School for eight years. After 15 years in the classroom I decided to leave the clasroom and become the districts K-6 Math and Science Facilitator for five years. I returned to the classroom in 2015 and taught 4th Grade at Cass Elementary School. When Cass closed I began teaching 3rd Grade at Buchanan. This will be my 3rd year at Buchanan.
Outside of the classroom, I love to spend time with my family. We live in St. Clair Shores. My daughter, Cierra, will be starting high school this year. As a family we enjoy traveling, kayaking, bike riding, camping, tubing, swimming, and spending time with our 10 pets. We have 1 Yorkshire Terrier named Toby, 3 bunnies named Finnegan, Bentley, and Chico, 2 Bearded Dragons named Penelope and Apollo, 2 Guinea Pigs named Malibu and Ozzy, and 2 Hamsters named Rosie and Bear.
I am looking forward to sharing my love of learning with all of my students.