The mission of the North Creek Library Information and Technology program is to ensure that students are effective users and producers of ideas and information. We seek to provide an environment where students and staff feel welcome and supported in their search for information.
We provide information and technology literacy instruction.
We provide reading advocacy and support.
We teach students to be safe, ethical and responsible digital citizens
I live in Shoreline where my husband and I raised our 4 sons. They are all grown up and now I have five grandchildren! Besides reading, I like to sew, surf the internet, find fun apps on my phone, and collect shoes.
One of my favorite things to do is find good books for students to read. Because I am on the Evergreen Teen Book Award Committee, I read quite a few books every year. While my favorite genre is Sci-Fi, I also read a lot of Fantasy and Realistic Fiction (i.e. teen angst). Stop by the library and let me help find a good book for you!
I've worn many hats as an educator, teaching high school English and journalism; middle school language arts/social studies, leadership, speech/debate, study skills/reading lab, and peer tutoring; elementary FSA special education; and serving as a National Junior Honor Society Advisor, supervising teacher, and LA/SS department chair. By far, wearing my librarian hat outshines them all: I love making connections with students and staff while sharing all the resources and services the library has to offer.
My joys: reading with my kitties, trees in autumn, photography, swing dancing, singing, cookies, random acts of kindness, and adventuring outside with my husband, son, and daughter.
Books have always been my lifelong passion. I was an English teacher for eight years, worked in publishing for two, and was an indie bookseller for seven. My fave genres are fantasy, romance, and realistic fiction, and I'm a fan of the slow burn! I enjoy coffee, musicals, and bookstagram, and if I were to have a hashtag, it would be #introvertedbutwillingtodiscussbooks.
Fun fact: I named one of my twins after a Sarah J. Maas character.
Some favorite books I read in 2021:
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
People We Meet on Vacation
Down Comes the Night
Instructions for Dancing
Better Than the Movies
When We Were Infinite
The Start of Me and You
Send Me Their Souls
The Fallen Kingdom