My full name Diamantina is so long that my friends and family have cut to only Tina. I currently work as a teacher at De Zavala Middle School in La Joya, Texas. I teach 8th grade United States History, and I have the best students in Texas!! I have been a teacher for 10 years and am finally fulfilling my goal of obtaining my master's degree. Since I was a young girl I have been an avid reader, and a lover of books, so it is fitting that my master's degree is in Library Science. I can not wait to finish this summer.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!