I have been a school librarian for 23 years. I've worked in Louisiana(where I'm from originally), Ft. Worth, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, and now in Hou., TX. I currently love working as the library systems administrator for Spring Branch under the AWESOME tuteledge of Dr. Barry Bishop. At home I have a husband, one son, and 3 Alaskan Malamutes that we show and love.
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!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I know Abbyville - great place for crawfish. My sister is at UNT on staff in the Behavioral Analysis department. She loves it but too hasn't gone for her doctorate yet. I graduated in 75, 76 and 81 from college.
Going to FETC (Flordia Educational Technology Conference) this month, but no more college for me.
I am from Louisiana also. Southeastern there for college and Commerce, TX for doctorate! Lived in Dallas, Irving, Carrollton as well as Clear Lake. Sister lived in Spring Branch. Where in Louisiana are you from originally? Bogalusa for me. Taught in Irving, and for the DCCC system. Worked in business and industry in Houston.