My name is Bud Hunt and I'm a language arts teacher, tech guy, and all around reading and writing guy, working as an instructional technologist in the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado.
I have something very vital to disclose with you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me via my direct email(firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. Have a nice day, Susan Wingfield Alphonsus.
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!
Mike McQueen Teacher Librarian at McLain HS Lakewood, CO
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 just finished reading Will Richardson's book, and I was delighted to see you quoted, held up as a role model, etc. When we met at the 21st Century Learning conference in Colorado Springs, I didn't realize that you were so famous! It's great to see you on a school library ning. I think that means you "get it" - that is, you understand the power of the technology specialist/teacher/librarian team. Best of luck in your new position. I'm sure you've hit the new school year with your running shoes on.