• Meet the Library Services staff

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  • Gloria Ortez,

    I am a native Texan and was born here in Denton at Flow Hospital. I grew up in Pilot Point and graduated class of 1981. I graduated Grayson County College and was a certified dental assistant for 15 years before my employment at Denton ISD.
    I started working August 1998 at Strickland Middle School as a library paraprofessional. I loved watching students turn into readers! I believe that everyone can be a reader. They have just not found the right book yet! I transferred over to library services in my current position as cataloger in September 2018. I am very excited about this new professional change!
    I like to read, do crafts and dyi projects, go to Jazzercise and travel. I recently married Kenneth Ortez and am enjoying settling into married life!
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  • Donna Kearley,

    A native Oklahoman, I've lived in Texas since 1986.  My three degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma (now the University of Central Oklahoma).  My Master of Library Science is from the University of North Texas  in Denton. 
    I taught Kindergarten, First, and Third Grades before becoming a librarian. I have worked in libraries serving students from Early Childhood through High School and have been with Denton ISD since 2005.
    In my spare time I like to read, travel, spend time with my family and my dogs and work on genealogy.
    Contact information:
    (940) 369-0088
  • Patty Windsor,
    Senior Library Systems Specialist

    I've lived in Texas since 1987. I am originally from the col North - Nebraska. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, from Chadron State College in Nebraska.
    I've worked in a small publishing company, at Pender's Music and at Borman Elementary Library. It was Pender's adopt a school association with Borman that led me to my job there. We helped them do inventory in the library (by hand, before they were automated!). After I was hired at Borman I was involved with the process of getting them going on an automation systme. We housed the server in our library. That's how I got started in learning my current job.
    I like to read, garden, spend time with my family and travel.

    Contact information:


    (940) 369-0090