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Meet Mrs. Stephenson

 

Greetings Gators,

Welcome to our 2019-2020 school year! I am privileged to serve as your librarian.   I am excited about the new year and and all the new activities the library will bring to you this year.  This year we have Accelerated Reader, AVID Reader Club, Morning Book club, PM  Bookclub,  MakerSpaces, STEM activities and extended library hours.
 
As librarian, I plan to help our students develop a healthy love and appreciation for reading and teach them to understand the value of authentic research skills that will support their present and future educational goals. I also plan to expose our teachers and students to digital resources that will positively impact the learning process and make the library an exciting and memorable place.
 
I have resided in Houston for over 25 years and am a proud alumni of The University of Houston.  I received  masters degrees in Education focusing on Curriculum & Instruction and Reading; respectively, and certification in Library Science.   My past job experiences have afforded me the opportunity to serve as a 4th grade teacher, librarian, title1 coordinator, after school coordinator, summer school coordinator, public relations officer and fine arts magnet coordinator.  
 
My family is an essential part of my life.  I have been married for over 30 years to a devoted husband and we are the proud parents of two wonderful children.   I enjoy spending time with my sisters, brothers, nephews and nieces - so much that we all spend family vacation together each year.  I love to travel and I love for the students to share their travel adventures with me.
 
I welcome the opportunity to meet each of you and please know that this is "our" library and I value your time, ideas and support.  I know that together we will produce life long readers that will learn to connect globally. 
 
-----Mrs. Swindell - Stephenson