Degrees and Certifications:
Masters - Library and Information Science Wayne State University Elementary Teaching Certificate (science major) Eastern Michigan University Bachelor's of Science - Psychology Michigan State University
I'm very excited for another wonderful school year in the Hoover library. We have some fun new furniture and lots of great books I can't wait to share with students! This will be my 16th year teaching in the Livonia Public Schools. It may surprise you to learn that I began my teaching career at Hoover Elementary as a 1st grade teacher in 2003, where I had the wonderful opportunity to work with many of the current Hoover staff. Since then, I have also taught 1st grade at Cleveland as well as 3rd grade at Cass before earning my master's degree in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University and transitioning into the school library.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Shawn and our sons, Jackson (11) and Owen (9), reading (of course!), gardening, playing with our 2 cats, and being outdoors. I love hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. This past summer, we spent time enjoying the beauty of Michigan in Roscommon, Port Sanilac, and Port Austin. We also spent a lot of time visiting family, swimming, and gardening.
In addition to being the library media specialist at Hoover, I'm also co-chair of the Hoover Eco-Action team, I'm looking forward to continuing the great work we've started! I will be meeting with Eco-Action Ambassador students as well as starting a new Eco-Works program for parent volunteers.
I strongly encourage all Hoover families to spend at least 20 minutes each day reading. Reading aloud with your child does not have to stop once they begin reading on their own - take some time to share the magic of a wonderful book together no matter the age of your child.
For more information about the library program at Hoover as well as links to the catalog and other great resources, please visit the Library Media website.