I am a high school teacher librarian at Northwest High School, Northwest ISD in Justin Texas. I have been an educator for 25 year, with thirteen years of experience in the classroom as a secondary English and speech communications teacher. I received my masters in Library Science from Sam Houston State University in 2003.
I am passionate about the importance of school libraries and the impact they have on education. School libraries today are leading not only in educational technology but also continuing to influence the importance and love of reading. Librarians and the library are evolving at a fast pace, which makes who we are and what we can accomplish valuable to
our schools and communities. We must embrace this change to continue to impact perspectives about who and what librarians are.
The roles of my position provide me the opportunity of professional participation in the Texas Library Association and TCEA, where I've held leadership positions in both organizations.
I have blogged (Young Adults Books and More) since 2008 on young adult books, educational web tools, book trailers, and other tools, sites, and information relevant to school libraries and the classroom. I am also active on Twitter (@yabooksandmore) and created #readYAlit chat as well as being a founding member of #txlchat.