Work Experiences: August 2007 to Present Western Kentucky University Adjunct Professor LME 318 Children’s Literature ~ Instruct future elementary teachers in ways to incorporate literary genres across the curriculum LME 407 Introduction to Young Adult Literature ~ Instruct future middle / high school teachers to incorporate literary genres across the curriculum LME 445 Introduction to Educational Technology ~ Demonstrate ways to incorporate the newest technology into the classroom: Basic Technology Skills, Google Applications, Advanced Power Point features August 2005 to Present Warren County Public Schools Warren Elementary School, School Media Librarian School Technology Coordinator Student Technology Leadership Program Sponsor Yearbook Sponsor Host Scholastic Book Fair Workshops for surrounding counties Provide opportunities for field experience through WKU’s Library Media Practicum program Coordinate family reading night Assist students and teachers with material selection Teach classes on library and research skills August 2004 to June 2005 Robertson County Schools Springfield Middle School, Librarian Designed programming and special reading promotions to ensure middle school students stayed motivated to read Assisted students and teachers with material selection Repaired audio visual materials Taught library and research skills
The mission of of my Library Media Center is to encourage students to choose books that promote a life-long love of reading, to teach students to be effective users of information, and to encourage and prepare students to be life-long learners.
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2014 Western Kentucky University Rank 1 Library Media Education with Gifted Education and Educational Technology Endorsements 2003-2004 Western Kentucky University Masters of Science in Library Science 1996-2001 Western Kentucky University Bachelor of Science, Library Media Education Major Bachelor of Science, Physical Education Major
Professional Experiences: WKU Library Media Education Advisory Council Member WKU Search Committee, Library Media Department 2012 KSMA Summer Refresher Presenter: Incorporating the 7 Habits Into Your School Library 2010 LME Practitioners Conference Presenter: Online Collaboration Tools 2009 LME Practitioners Conference Presenter: Emerging Technologies in the Classroom 2008 KSMA Summer Refresher Presenter: How to Create Reader’s Theatre Scripts from Children’s Picture Books Memberships: Kentucky Association School Librarians Membership September 2012 - September 2013 Public Relations September 2011 – September 2012 Third District Representative September 2010 – September 2011 Third District Library Association President Fall 2010 – Fall 2011 Warren County Education Association Kentucky Education Association National Education Association