Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Ayrea Laidler
Ayrea Laidler was born in Detroit, MI and is the product of the Detroit Public Schools system. An educator for 26 years, Ms. Laidler has served as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director and currently serves as Assistant Principal of Henry Ford High School. Ms. Laidler started her career in education with Detroit Public Schools. During her tenure there, she taught high school and served as an Athletic Director. During her time as an AD she had the opportunity to be a member of the Equity Board for the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). Ms. Laidler first position as a teacher was at Cody High School where she taught Health and Physical Education. She also coached boys/girls swimming, boys/girls golf and girls’ basketball. Ms. Laidler girls swim team won 2 City Championships during her time at Cody. She was also named as the Operation Friendship Coach of the year. Ms. Laidler was then promoted to Athletic Director at Northwestern High School. During this time, her boys swim team also won a City Championship. She later moved on to East English Village High School and Henry Ford High School where she continued her education career. Ms. Laidler was promoted to Assistant Principal of Henry Ford High School where she has provided leadership for the 9th grade intervention team.
Ms. Laidler received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy.
Ms. Laidler is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and Phi Delta Kappa International. She loves to travel and has been to many places around the world including South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Paris and Holland. Ms. Laidler believes that traveling and seeing other cultures around the world helps to develop a broader mindset of life and community service. She lives by the quote “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”