Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sarah Emerson
Despite the changes that 2020 has brought, I am happy to face its challenges, one of them being to open the library while students remain at home.
What makes this work a pleasure for me is my goal of making every learning experience matter to students, and when students want to read something, one of the most personal forms of learning, I help them find the book.
This goal has traveled with me throughout my career even though I have not always been a librarian. I recently returned to Virginia close to the county where I first started teaching. I taught high school English and directed school theater productions in Warren County after graduating from the University of Virginia where I earned a Masters of Teaching. Within a few years, I headed out west where I taught in Denver, CO. Soon after 9/11, I moved back east, but this time I joined a school district in the heart of New Hampshire where I taught for many years and earned certification as a library media specialist. I look forward to my next year as a school librarian at Woodgrove.
I have seen many changes over the years, and I expect we will see more this year. Together, we will carry on and continue learning.