I'm an elementary school librarian and author of The Centered School Library. I blog about reading, makerspaces, and library learning at LibraryLearners.com. Everything that I sell in my TPT store has been tested and refined in my elementary school library with preK through fifth grade students.
I help teachers and librarians like you grow engaged, enthusiastic elementary learners by sharing the best reading, writing, tech, and makerspace resources! I use learning centers (work stations) and makerspaces in my school library. I work hard to connect my students to the JOY of reading. I love the hum of purposeful activity as my students are moving, talking and learning! My library is RARELY quiet! My students are engaged and joyful!
The Centered School Library, published by Upstart, 2011 Presenter at TCEA (Texas Computer Educators Association) 2015 and 2016 Presenter at AASL (American Association of School Librarians) 2013 Teacher of the Year at my elementary school, 2017 TASL 2017 Media Virtual Presence Honorary Award for Excellence
Texas Tech University, BA, English, 1983 Cornell Law School, JD, 1987 Texas Woman's University, MLS, 2007
I'm happily married and the proud mother of three sons. I love to travel as often as possible and to spend long summer days reading on the beach! My pound puppy Pinto keeps me walking, no matter what the weather! My students keep me smiling (and often laughing) all day long.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Summer, Informational Text