Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Early Childhood Education M.S. Library Science
After growing up in the Dallas area, I received my bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 1998, and a graduate degree in Library Science at the University of North Texas in 2000. I am so happy to be entering into my 24th year as the librarian at Barksdale Elementary. I am so thrilled to work with your students to provide a collection of varied literature, as well as teach literacy and research skills. The library also serves as an opportunity for creative expression and critical thinking through our Makerspace activity experiences. I also encourage students in their reading through Book Clubs and incentives like the Bluebonnet Award and One School/One Book programs. My goal is to assist students in their love of learning and reading.
My husband, Michael, and I have been married for 20 years, and enjoy travelling. Our daughter, Emma, will begin 9th grade at Shepton High School. We have fun at home with our dog, Princess. I love this community of staff, students, and families and look forward to a wonderful year!