Education (School/College/University): UCLA
I began teaching in: 1979
I began at SJCCS in: 1995
Hobbies: Gardening, Cooking, Jogging
Favorite Quote: "I am what I will to be."
As librarian of St. Joseph Catholic School since 2002, I have had the pleasure of motivating students at all levels to read and explore many types of literature.
Students attend the library beginning in Pre-Kindergarten where they learn how to navigate their library, along with learning manner and format. Early on, they are able to identify the title, author, and illustrator of books. Students select books based on personal interest and are able to follow circulation procedures to check them out. Proper care of books begin in Pre-Kindergarten and is reinforced through fifth grade. Students learn to differentiate fiction from non-fiction titles as well as recall relevant information regarding these two areas.
Older students learn the different sections of the library as well as the Dewey Decimal System. This teaches them to locate their book of choice faster. As students visit the library on a weekly basis, books are featured each week from a different section so that a wider range of interest may be stirred. Smart Board activities are also presented along with the library lesson for extra reinforcement.
I love having my students in the library for recreational reading or research work. It's fun when there is a sound of excitement that permeates the area due to a “great book find or fact”. The students and I are in a wonderful place.