Former K-5 Elementary Teacher. Current Elementary School Library Media Specialist. Mentored as a classroom teacher and now as a media specialist. Instructional technology teacher for elementary teachers and for Paraprofessionals. Created a makerspace in my media center before it was cool and show others how to do it too.
Plan, plan, plan. Fearlessly experiment. Laugh if it fails. Modify for the next time. Allow lots of creative noise - I'm not a shushing librarian! Reading + Making = Lots of learning that's fun!
Recipient of the 2012 Georgia Department of Education Exemplary Library Media Program. Employee of the Month for school system in 2012. School Difference Maker multiple times. Presented at Georgia Educational Technical Conference and several other conferences.
BS in Early Childhood Education (1999). MLIS - Masters in Library and Information Science (2008).
Love to read and write, loving the maker movement and it's diversity. Love to try out new books and new things to make (from crafts to coding) with my children and my students at my K-5 school.I never stop asking the question, "Why?" and I don't want my children or students to do that either.