As the Library Media Specialist of Washington Middle School my job has a myriad of roles.
I manage the library resources, teach information and media literacy, collaborate with teachers on projects, and manage the library's technology and media. These roles intertwine to produce a rich library media program.
As manager of the library program, I evaluate the library’s collection and add both print and non-print resources to complement curriculum, meet student interest, and enhance student learning.
As a teacher and collaborator, I teach sixth graders information literacy skills meeting with them once every 8 day rotation. I develop and execute lessons to help students locate, identify, analyze and evaluate information resources both print and non print. I collaborate with teachers in executing lesson that utilize media literacy skills.
As teacher and advisor to the Broadcast Club, I teach students how to use technology to share information using a television broadcast platform. There are currently 43 student members in the club. They learn about reporting and video production.
As a media manager, I produce video and slide presentations to promote school initiatives and school events for the school and community.
I look forward to learning through the IT&ML program and developing skills that will enhancing what I teach.
On a personal level, I have a great supportive family. My husband's name is Gregg and I have a thirteen year old daughter, Mia. I love latin music and love to salsa dance!