Hello My Name Is...
Welcome to the Montrose Library! I am very excited to be your Library Media Specialist. I have been an English teacher and librarian for over 20 years, but I am new to the Montrose area. I grew up in Greeley and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Writing. By the end of my first three years of teaching, I knew I wanted to be a Library Media Specialist, so I completed my Masters of Education Degree in Technology. While teaching and raising a family, I completed my library course work through Montana State University.
I love everything about the library—whispering voices, the smell of books, the hum of computers, the tapping of keyboards, a date-stamp springing, a scanner beeping, students snuggled on the sofas, people coming and going, and the knowledge that no two days will ever be the same. I love that people come here to learn, to read, and to escape.
When I need to escape, I typically read mysteries; forensic mysteries like Alane Ferguson’s Christopher Killer series or Kimberly Derting’s Body Finder series are among my favorites. I also enjoy historical fiction like Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, John Steinbeck’sThe Pearl, or anything by Philippa Gregory. If a new Jodi Picoult book comes out, I’m like to ignore my family for the weekend; I devour realistic fiction and psychological thrillers. My favorite author is Maya Angelou—every time I read her writing, I discover something new about myself and faith. Even though I’m a former English teacher,not everything I read has “literary merit”-- I read a lot for fun. When I was teaching, my favorites were classics like Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, August Wilson’s Fences, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, or Mark Twain’s Huck Finn. In the car, I listen to nonfiction as we make the trip back to Greeley.
Outside of school,I spend time with my two boys. We enjoy camping, rafting, fishing, and football. Go INDIANS!!!
I look forward to meeting you,