I am so excited to be the librarian at Stowe Elementary School for the 6th year this year.
I taught English to 7th and 8th graders in H.E.B. ISD for 8 years prior to coming to Stowe Elementary. I earned my Masters degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas, and I also have a Masters in Teaching degree from Texas Woman's University and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from UNT. I really loved going to college and graduate school in Denton!
I have always adored books and reading, and especially love meeting authors of my favorite books. I remember meeting Bill Wallace in 5th grade and being mezmorized as he talked about getting the book deal for A Dog Called Kitty and his new book, Beauty. (My favorite by him was always Ferrets in the Bedroom, Lizards in the Fridge.)
In the past years, I have also had the ability to see many more authors speak and have meet Mo Willems, Peter Brown, Neil Gaiman, Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson, and Lois Lowry, just to name a few. One of my favorite groups of authors to meet has got to be when I saw Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts, etc.), Molly Knox Ostertag (The Witch Boy series), and Gale Galligan (Baby Sitters Club) all at the same time!
I hope to pass my love of literature and reading on to the students here at Stowe.