Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University
I started out my professional life as an advertising copywriter but quickly realized I needed a more meaningful path. My quest brought me to the classroom in 2001 and eventually to the River Dell media center in 2008.
My primary mission as Media Specialist is to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the media-saturated world in which we now live. I also provide tech support, orchestrate book fairs, track inventories, meet with vendors...the list goes on.
Together, students and I ask questions such as What information sources do I use and when? How can I sense accuracy and truth in a message? What tools and services best address a given need? How can I produce as well as consume content?
The RDE Media Center is where we read books, create content, express opinions, research solutions, explore the world. It's a fascinating journey that teaches me as much as it does my students.
This year for our 3-5 STEM Night we would like to invite our wonderful community of Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, and Technology Professionals into our school to present their knowledge, talents, and/or careers to our upper grade students and their families. We are in search of any River Dell Families or Friends of our school community that may have a willingness to volunteer about 2 hours in the evening on March 28th to share their passion/career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with our upper grade students. For more information, please click the link below:
Our Art Teacher, Mrs. Anayiotos, needs our help. She would like to do a Kindness project. The kids will paint rocks with words of kindness. The painted rocks will be placed in a Kindness garden. She needs smooth rocks (at least 1 side needs to be smooth), cans of white paint (used to paint the rocks before the kids paint them), and cans of clear sealer. Thank you for your support!
SGA is selling candy February 11th and 12th for $.50. Candy includes fun size Skittles, M&M's, and Fun Dip. Carnations will be on sale February 13th and 14th. Carnations cost $1.00. All extras will be on sale Friday, February 15th. The sale will take place in the front lobby from 8:30-8:55 a.m. All money raised will go towards our Rise Against Hunger event at the end of the year.