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 21st 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 liike the Bluebonnet Award and Six Flags Read to Succeed programs. My goal is to assist students in their love of learning and reading.
My husband, Michael, and I have been married for 17 years, and enjoy travelling. Our daughter, Emma, will begin 7th grade at Renner Middle School. We have fun at home with our dog and two parakeets. I love this community of staff, students, and families and look forward to a wonderful year!