I love being in the library
My kids are adults now. My daughter is a dentist in New York and my son’s teaching in D.C. So whenever I get a chance, I love to just hop in the car and visit them. Both of them are Kellam High School graduates as well as myself. I’m a product of Virginia Beach Schools also. I love working for VB Schools. It’s a great place to raise kids, a great place to teach, A great place to live. This is year 23 for me. I started working as a fifth-grade teacher at Newtown Elementary. I had 28 fifth-graders. It was a long time ago. I feel really old when I go to the mall and see former students with families now.
What do you like about working in the library?
I love being in the library and just working with the kids. I’m really trying to transform the library – just trying to move it toward that learning commons to try and facilitate that collaboration. We’ve had walls knocked down and shelves removed. We just want to open it all up and create that space to the kids to come in and have an opportunity to collaborate more and bounce ideas around.