Hello students and parents! I am always happy to see our students at VRMS and help them with their library needs. I love to read and am readily able to suggest books to our students!!
I grew up in Villa Rica and graduated from Villa Rica High School. I attended Jacksonville State University where I received a degree in Physical Education. I taught PE at Rome Middle School for 4 years and then at VRMS for 8. After 12 years of teaching PE, I decided to move into the Media Specialist position at VRMS (after earning my degree at the University of West Georgia) when it became available in 2014. I have really enjoyed the position and have also enjoyed a more quiet interaction with our students. I looked forward to many years at the Media Specialist at VRMS!
Check out these helpful sites:
Common Sense Media - "Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. ... Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices."
Good Reads - "Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations."
Epic Reads -"Young adult books are for the young and the forever young-at-heart and here at Epic Reads, we love YA books just as much as you…possibly even more. What can we say? We’re a little obsessed. Browse through our YA books below, see what’s publishing soon, or search for something specific using our book filter. Happy reading!"
YA Book Central -"YABC is your first stop for all things book-related! Founded in 1998 by (now author) Kimberly Pauley as a basic stopover for people looking for information on young adult books, YABC has since evolved into one of the largest professional book recommendation sites targeted towards tween and teen readers. You can read book reviews by our staff or write your own! Join discussions about your favorite books and enter to win more in our monthly giveaways. Keep up with all the latest book-related goodies on our blog and interact with authors in our Twitter chats."
From the Mixed Up Files - "Our mission is to offer teachers, librarians, parents, kids, writers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature: booklists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of children’s books from writing to publishing and promoting."