I began the first 12 years of my career in the classroom teaching grades first through fourth before moving into my current role as teacher/librarian (Yes, I am a real teacher!) I graduated from Western Washington University with my teaching degree, received a masters in educational technology from City University and received my National Board Teaching Certification in Early Literacy. When I was in elementary school I could always be found in the library. Today I enjoy creating an atmosphere where students love to come to the library as much as I did! The students are encouraged to come to the library as often as they need or want.