Karen Mackie

    MEDIA SPECIALIST/ LIBRARIAN
    Library-Media Center; Technology
     

    ​Educational background: 

    Business Management & Computer Programming,  B.A. American Studies (Literature & History),  M.A. Literacy - Instruction & Curriculum,  M.A. Info. Learning Technologies - School Media,  National Board Certification - Library School Media.

    Experience: 

    Kindergarten - 7 years; Literacy Specialist - 4 years; Librarian - since 2004; I started at Lafayette Elementary as the Librarian since 2006.

    What do you like about your job?

    I LOVE my job!  I get to work with EVERY student and teacher within our school, which makes the job very challenging and my lessons are always evolving to include new teaching techniques, library resources, curriculum topics and technology.

    Hobbies & Personal Interests:

    Dancing & Photography - I take photos at dance events (and I do single or family portraits) which are sold on my website DanceInMotionPhotography.com. I love to dance and compete in West Coast Swing at various national dance events.
    Reading - I try to read most of the books I purchase for the library which takes up most of my summer!
    Gardening -- I spend a lot of time working in my yard and enjoy time sitting on my back deck enjoying the flowers, trees, and bunnies!
     
    The library is a busy, dynamic place in the school and supports ALL of our students.  Any parent that would like to help out in the library is very welcome!  Just send me an email message and we'll figure out a schedule that works for you.​

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