Estabrook Elementary

Andaiye Spencer
Site Coordinator

1555 W. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The EMU Bright Futures Site Coordinator at Estabrook Elementary is Andaiye Spencer.  She graduated from The University of Michigan in 2003 with a Bachelors’s in Elementary Education.  She has also completed a Master of Arts in Drama/Theatre for the Young at Eastern Michigan University, as well as a Master of Arts in Applied Drama at the University of Exeter in the UK.  She has spent her time prior to Bright Futures as a full-time teacher teaching 1st grade, 3rd & 4th-grade split, 6th grade English, and middle school theatre & dance.

Aside from teaching, Andaiye has worked with numerous youth programming and after school organizations both in Michigan and across the globe.  Some of them include Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Matrix Theatre Company, Girls Empowered, The NED Show, Emerson School, White Horse Theatre (Germany), ACLE (Italy), and many more.

When she is not working Andaiye is probably singing karaoke, reading about historical piracy, going to pub trivia, building scenery for plays, traveling the world, or lounging at home with her cat Hank.

Program Description

EMU Bright Futures at Estabrook Elementary serves second through fifth grade students.  The main emphasis is on enrichment, academic support, social-emotional learning, building leadership skills, and exposing the students to new experiences.  The goal of the program is to provide a safe, supportive, and loving after school program that students love to attend!  To make this happen, everyone engages in team builders, clubs, reflection, fitness, and community time.  EMUBF at Estabrook runs Monday through Thursday during the school year from 3:30-6:00pm.