Phone: (201) 796 - 6650
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Welcome to the Helen I. Smith Elementary Library Media Website!
This is my 14th year working in the education field and I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and reading enthusiast! Prior to accepting a position in Saddle Brook, I also taught kindergarten, 1st, 4th and 5th grades. My undergraduate degree in journalism is from William Paterson University and I hold a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 2014, I returned to William Paterson University to pursue dual certifications in the library media and supervisory programs.
My goals as the Smith School media specialist include building a library collection to meet the needs of our K-6 students, introduce them to technology skills necessary to compete in a 21st Century world and through a Makerspace initiative, create activities that generate positive library associations. In addition to teaching digital citizenship, keyboarding and research skills, I believe it's important that children learn that school is fun! In my spare time, I enjoy Crockpot cooking, exercise and most of all READING! I'm the person you can always find curled up somewhere with my nose in the pages. It's been a lifelong passion and I LOVE putting books into children's hands too....