Ms. Hope Meltser

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Ms. Hope Meltser

Hi all! I'm Ms. Meltser, or Hope, and I am thrilled to be in my first year as a librarian at such an amazing school! Before moving to Virginia this year, I was at Syracuse University (Go Orange!) where I earned my undergraduate degree in both graphic design and education media and technology. And then stayed for my Masters in Library and Information Science: School Media.

I am passionate about children's literature and teaching, and my number one goal will always be to put books in the hands of kids while building relationships. But, when I'm not in the library, I love reading (not surprising), graphic design, traveling, and food!

Mr. Philip DeStefano

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Mr. Philip DeStefano

Welcome to Waxpool Elementary School's library. I'm Mr. DeStefano and I work with our librarian, Ms. Meltser. 

My college degree is in Environmental Science. I have worked in fisheries, environmental education, computer programming, school computer labs, libraries, and as a guitarist/singer. Put that all together and you can see why I feel at home in a library, surrounded by so many different subjects. I enjoy seeing students discover their interests, learn, and follow their dreams.

Guitar playing has been my biggest interest since I was 19 years old. I continue to study, learn, play, and share music... every day.

Last Modified on February 3, 2020