A new dream came true this summer: I am going to be the new librarian at the STEAM elementary school in our district this fall. This is an absolutely incredible opportunity to incorporate all the things I love best about teaching into one role - from growing inquiry through maker experiences and project development to analyzing literature and helping people find incredible books to read and love.
I have so many things to learn, and more than a few logistical hurdles to cross, but I am thankful to have so much room to grow creatively and professionally. I am finishing three courses this summer, and I will continue to take more over the next school year to finalize my library certification. Of course, I will continue to be on the lookout for ideas and titles to expand this site's resources. Here's to new pages - new chapters - and all the new books!
I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of students and families in IA, CT, NC, MO, TX, and Canada. I love being a teacher-librarian!