Karrie Fisher


One of my favorite things to do as a school librarian is make reading fun for kids. I can’t wait to talk to my students about what they love and hate to read. I’m on a personal mission to create a world where every child loves to read, so I believe in Daniel Pennac’s Rights of the Reader:

1) The right not to read.

2) The right to skip pages.

3) The right not to finish a book.

4) The right to read it again.

5) The right to read anything.

6) The right to mistake a book for real life.

7) The right to read anywhere.

8) The right to browse.

9) The right to read out loud.

10) The right not to defend your tastes.

-(Better Than Life by Daniel Pennac)

I am privileged to be the mom of two amazing sons — Ellis and Owen. Owen is graduate of Roycemore’s Middle School. I live with four kooky cats who make me laugh everyday: Pip, Scout, Boo Radley, and Romeo. I love to cook, cross-stitch, photography, play games, and — of course — read!


  • Masters in Library Service
  • Masters In Teaching
  • B.A. Photojournalism
  • Professional Educator's License with Endorsements in Library Information Specialist, Social Sciences, and Elementary Education

Favorite Quote/Fun Fact

In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth, or step back into safety. — Abraham Maslow

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I teach because I love to learn from my students…and they teach me something everyday! I hope to lead children to connections in their learning and absolutely love it when I see children experience the hard work of learning and then that moment when they “get it.” The joy and sparkle in their eyes carries me through the day.

Why Roycemore?

Quite simply, I choose to be the librarian at Roycemore School because I smile and laugh all day. Something or someone always delights me! I believe we offer educational and personal growth opportunities that are hard to find in other schools. I love the sense of community, care, and support that embodies us. I also have the joy of working with all our students, so on any given day I might be listening to a 3-year-old tell me about her birthday, and five minutes later an 18-year-old is telling me about the book he read.