Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction B.A., Political Science School Librarian, Grades PK-12 Elementary Education, Grades K-6 Social Studies, Grades 7-12
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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope each of you enjoyed your summer and are prepared and ready to learn. I know that I am! This summer was a very busy one for me. I kicked it off by visiting my family in Ohio for the Fourth of July. Did you visit any relatives during summer vacation? I also completed a graduate school class in Designing Proficiency-Based Assessments. Did you read or do any learning over your summer vacation?
Oh, by the way, the best part of my summer was when my graddaughter, Ellie (she'll turn one-year-old in November 2019 - that's her in January 2020 at a late 1st birthday celebration), got to come and stay with me and my husband for a visit at our house.
I'm very pleased to be back and anticipate a PAWSitive year ahead!
In December 2019, I completed another graduate school course in Differentiated Instruction with Technology. Now I feel like a techie.
Take a look at my Web Resources page and browse ALL of the various links. There are quite a variety of Student Interactives as well as audiobook websites (see Books Read Aloud). You can also visit the Vermont Online Library to see more resources offered for students K-12 in Kids InfoBits.
I'm looking forward to working with each of you this year and seeing you grow in your love of books and your enjoyment of finding and reading just right books. Whether it be realistic fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, nonfiction, mystery, historical fiction, picture books, easy readers, etc., we have them available in the library. I'd love to show you how to use the online catalog to help you locate books of interest.
Our BCS online catalog for searching for books (called OPALS) can be found at this website address: https://bcs-acsd.phoebe.
This is my seventh year as the Library Media Specialist (I'm here on M/W). I am also the Library Media Specialist at Orwell Village School (I'm there on T/Th). In a previous life, I taught 2nd and 5th grades. While raising a family, I was a substitute teacher. I live with my husband (Bill), son (Patrick), three dogs (Tilly, Sadie, & Maggie), and a cat (Zoey) in Shoreham. I enjoy reading, listening to classic old-time radio, shopping, and playing with my dogs and cat. I was raised on a farm in Ohio as the youngest of eight children. I always remember being read to by my parents and siblings. Give your child a gift...read to them.
I look forward to helping your child develop a love of literacy.
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