Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicant and admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Saline Area Schools are notified that the Saline Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in any of its programs, activities, or policies.
The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, "Protected Classes"), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.
Inquiries or complaints by students and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s) related to discrimination based on disability/handicap should be directed to
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Saline Area Schools
7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Road
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: (734) 401-4003
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Name: Laura Vaccaro
Where you teach: Heritage
What you teach: 4th Grade
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University
Favorite book: The Tiger Rising
Favorite hobby: Playing and coaching softball
Leadership Style: I lead by example.
List the top 3 things that are essential to a productive classroom: Building positive relationships, student choice, and clear and consistent expectations
What or who has inspired you to teach? As a student in Saline Area Schools, I was fortunate to have the best of the best in the world of teachers. They all inspired me to touch the lives of students in the same way that they touched mine. I am also inspired by my family, who have supported every passion of mine.
Describe what it's like to be an employee of Saline Area Schools: Every child deserves someone who is in their corner, to support them, to believe in them, and to guide them. I am inspired by the thought of being that person for my students.Being an employee of Saline Area Schools is a dream. I am humbled, and honored to be where I am. As a product of Saline Area Schools myself, I take an immense amount of pride in the education and experience that we provide our students. I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to teach here.
Twitter Handle: @MsVaccaro4th
Name: Rocky Palazzolo
Where You Teach: Saline High School
What You Teach: Physical Education & Health
Hometown: Pittsfield, MI
Education: Eastern Michigan University
Favorite Book: A Season on the Mat
Favorite Hobby: Wrestling/Football/Coaching
Leadership Style: Lead by Example
List the top 3 things that are essential to a productive classroom: Opportunity for success, Relating information, student engagement
What or who has inspired you to teach? Former coaches
Describe what it's like to be an employee of Saline Area Schools: Working for Saline Area Schools is an incredible opportunity. Teachers are able to work in an amazing environment with an abundance of tools necessary for student success as well as their own. Not to mention, being imbedded in a great community that supports Saline Area Schools in the classrooms as well as outside of the school in Athletics and various organizations. I am extremely grateful to be a part of Saline Area Schools and Hornet Nation!
Twitter Handle: @CoachPalazzolo
Name: Erin Gregoire
School/Position: Heritage, 4th Grade
Hometown: Escanaba, MI
Education: University of Michigan
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Hobby: Ice Hockey
What is your leadership style? Coaching. I love to give and receive feedback to work as a team to push myself and my students to be our best.
List the top 3 things that are essential to a productive classroom: Communication, strong relationships, and respect.
What or who has inspired you to teach? My mom and my three sisters (who are all teachers).
Describe what it's like to be an employee of Saline Area Schools: The staff of Saline Area Schools has been amazingly supportive and helpful with my transition into the district! I have felt incredibly welcome here!
Twitter Handle: @Ms__Gregoire
Any person having inquiries concerning the Saline Area Schools' compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IS, the ADA, or Section 504 is directed to contact:
Saline Area Schools
Director of Human Resources
7265 Saline Ann Arbor Road
Saline, MI 48176-1168