Library Media Specialist
940- 369- 3812
I am excited about starting the new school year as the librarian at Rivera Elementary! This will be my 2nd year as a librarian and my 6th year in education. I graduated in 2012 from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature, and a minor in German. I grew up in Texas, and have been living in Denton since I began college. I love to spend time outdoors and crochet during football season. My favorite thing to read is fantasy or science fiction.
The library program I envision for Rivera Elementary fosters a love of reading and encourages lifelong learning. Empowering students to become enthusiastic readers and increase their reading skills is an important part of what I do. In order to be successful in school and in life, today’s students must learn to acquire the skills to select, evaluate, and use information appropriately and effectively. As a 21st-century school librarian, it will be my responsibility to teach and support all the members of the school community to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely as they navigate the research process. I will collaborate with teachers to build these lifelong learning skills and strategies in order to help all Rivera students meet their curricular goals.