• 2022 Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Tanzania and Kenya

  • 2020 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Frances Henne Award winner

  • Veteran educator and trailblazer with 25 years of teaching experience

  • International educator, speaker, and workshop leader

  • Ph.D. candidate at Northern Illinois University in Instructional Technology

  • Researcher of cinematic virtual reality and its impact on adolescents' empathic responses

  • Believer in the power of kindness and community in schools

“Libraries store energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”

Sidney Sheldon