Meet the Mulls from Aberdeen Elementary
Stephanie and John Mull are proud parents of two children at Aberdeen Elementary. Wyatt is in 3rd grade and Josie is in preschool. Stephanie grew up in Sparta, graduated from GRCC’s automotive technology program in 2008, worked as a mechanic for several years and currently works as the Fleet Manager for the City of Grand Rapids. She has always loved and been involved with theatre so began acting part time with the Murder Mystery Company 1 1/2 years ago. John grew up in Lowell, has worked for Michigan Natural Storage for about 10 years and enjoys all things outdoor: fishing, kayaking, camping, etc. He also loves playing his guitar. They got married in 2006 and have been living in the City of GR for 11 years.
This is their 4th year at Aberdeen, their neighborhood school. They liked the idea of supporting the neighborhood school and being a part of the community in their neighborhood, and they feel that the diversity offered at GRPS schools really enriches their children’s experience and education. This is Stephanie’s third year as the Parent Action Leader at Aberdeen.
In addition to their two kids, they have several pets including a 1 year old puggle (pug/beagle) named Roger, a 1 year old basset hound/harrier mix named Ellie, and their 3 year old bearded dragon named Lizzy. In addition to school Wyatt takes breakdancing classes and Josie takes tap/ballet classes once a week. As a family they enjoy camping, travelling, playing board games, going to Whitecaps games, and they love, love, LOVE the arts, particularly theatre. They go to a minimum of 4 plays a year whether it be local community productions or larger shows in Chicago. They have also attended the ballet and the opera this year. Wyatt loves to draw and is a very talented artist. Josie loves dancing and singing and playing with her dolls. When Wyatt grows up, he would like to be a Youtuber or an FBI Agent. Josie wants to be a paramedic or police officer.
They keep a close eye on their children’s education by checking on their homework and incorporating educational activities in their daily life by reading together, playing games like matching and math games. They also work on turning daily activities into learning opportunities like counting things or adding things while making dinner, working on sorting and organizing while cleaning up rooms, etc.
They want their children to get a quality education, learn and comprehended grade level concepts, and have opportunities to express their creativity and interests through extracurricular activities. Stephanie and John are one of a growing group of Power Parents in Grand Rapids Public Schools.