Education

  • Masters in Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Projected graduation December 2019
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, William Carey University
    Hattiesburg, MS 2008

Experience

  • Substitute Teacher, Franklin Special School District, Franklin, TN 2018-Present
  • Library Assistant, Franklin Elementary School, Franklin, TN, 2017-2018
  • Coordinator, Adults Who Work With Youth Conference, Kanuga Conference Center, North Carolina 2016- Present
  • Homeschool Teacher, The Farm School, 2015-2017

Professional Engagement

  • ALA American Library Association
    • Member
    • Mid-Winter Conference 2019
    • Annual Conference 2019
    • Library Advocacy Committee Member ( June 2019-2020)
  • AASL American Association of School Librarians
    • Member
    • 2019 Conference Attendee (registered)
  • TLA Tennessee Library Association
    • Member
    • 2019 Conference Attendee (registered)
  • TASL Tennessee Association of School Librarians
    • Member
    • 2018 Conference Attendee
    • 2019 Conference Attendee (registered)

Internships

  • Youth Ministry Volunteer, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Franklin, TN 2015-2017
  • Project Transformation, UMC Campus Ministry, Charlottesville, VA – Summer 2006
  • Ellisville State School, Ellisville, MS – Summer 2007
  • Cardiac Critical Care Unit, Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS, Summer 2008

Additional Skills

  • Dewey Decimal System, Lexile Reading Levels, Accelerated Reader Program
  • Destiny content management software
  • Multimedia reference guidance
  • Experience teaching children to read fluently
  • Ability to create engaging educational programs for students using a variety of pedagogical methods
  • Passion for children’s literature and authors