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