Degrees and Certifications:
MS Library & Information Science, Syracuse University CAS International Education, SIT Graduate Institute BA Anthropology, Music, Spanish, Douglass College, Rutgers Unviersity Languages Spoken: English & Spanish
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Hello! Here is a little bit about me. I joined the ranks of Nottingham High School in April of 2019. Before coming to Nottingham, I worked librarian in another public high school, two different public libraries, one private school. Fun fact: I haven't always been a librarian! In my previous careers, I worked as an intercultural educator and trainer, as well as a university recruitment coordinator. I look forward to serving the Nottingham High School community for many years to come. My main goal as the librarian here is to help connect students, staff, and our wider community with the resources they need to support and enrich their time at Nottingham. What this looks like is never the same two days in a row. I may help a student find just the right book to read one minute, and co-instruct with a teacher, introducing their classes to our wide range of digital research databases the next. Sometimes I do both at the same time! The offer to help my colleagues integrate information literacy and technology skills into their lessons is ongoing. The skills I teach as a librarian serve every student -- whether their plans after high school include college or entrepreneurship.
I have presented at the annual conference of the NJ Association of School Librarians, of which she I am an increasingly active member, and it is a joy to collaborate within my professional community.
Last Book Finished: Tell Me Who You Are, by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
Favorite Books Series: Harry Potter
Favorite Movie: Coco
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Baking, Sewing, Learning Languages
To all the staff and students at Nottingham -- thank you. The library is nothing without you using it.
Personal thanks goes to Renee Rogers of Steinert High School for tremendous support getting started here at Nottingham. To Jennifer Bigioni of Princeton High School, from whom came the structure and much of the content for this website. To Autumn Sinai of The Lawrenceville School for sharing her educational materials for the benefit of my students.