Welcome to Kids in the Stacks! The creation of this blog has been in the back of my mind for over a year now & finally a moment of courage and a whole lot of “why not!?” culminated in the page you see today. My hope is that this blog will become a place where school librarians, teachers, children’s book fanatics (& hopefully more people than just my parents) can gather & be inspired to change the world of literacy for young children one post at a time.
I have been a library media specialist at a Title 1 elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee for three years. Prior to that I taught kindergarten and first grade for five years. A Yankee by birth, I have lived in the south since 2002 and fully embrace the saying “y’all” and the usage of real butter in my cooking. I’m also a wife and mom to a one year old boy. My work passions include: cultivating the reader in every child, integrating meaningful technology into instruction, collaborating with teachers to create engaging lessons, and creating a relevant and exciting library collection. My life passons include: reading (duh), traveling, cooking and spending as much time in the sunshine as possible.
If you’ve made it this far I’d love a comment with a friendly hello so I can get to know my readers.