My professional experience has been as an elementary teacher for more than 25 years. The most recent 8 years I have served as a Teacher Librarian on a PreK-5th grade campus. I also serve as lead elementary librarian for our school district, overseeing 18 elementary campuses.
I believe a library is the "hub" of the school. A space that is open all day, a place to explore, create, share, and not necessarily be quiet. As the teacher librarian I want my lessons to support what is happening in the classroom, be exceptional and motivating to both the student and classroom teacher. I want my library to be "Future Ready"!
Campus Teacher of the Year 2010
Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Education from Texas State University in 1992. Masters in Information Science from Sam Houston State University in 2010.
You can find more about how and what I teach at http://mellissazipp.blogspot.com/ and http://zippbookenvy.blogspot.com.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading