Creativity, Technology, Research
After teaching art for 8 years, I was offered a position as a Library Media Specialist. I have always been passionate about implementing technology into my art room and also have my masters as a Reading Specialist. The opportunity to combine both of these degrees excited me.
In this role, I oversee renovations and have created an innovative library space that is the hub of the school. The updates were completed based off of a grant I was awarded through the Lower Moreland Foundation for Schools. The new library focuses on flexible seating, messy areas, filming areas, and technology space while keeping reading as the central focus. Students now walk in and are able to move to or create an area ideal for their learning.
As the Library Media Specialist, I teach students and teachers how to use the latest technologies and Maker Space activities. Incorporating my art background, many of the activities are art and creative focused, such as using 3D printing to create abstract sculptures, stamps, and pieces of clothing.