After 13 years as the librarian at the Little Flower School in Wading River, I decided to go back to school. I attended the Masters of Science in Technological Systems Management program with a concentration in Educational Technology here at Stony Brook University. I completed the masters in May of 2013. This eportfolio was created as a part of that masters program. Included here is information, artifacts and reflections from all the courses that I completed and from other learning experiences.
In March of 2014 I was hired as the Director of the School Library System in Western Suffolk BOCES. This position involves a number of new duties and activities. Instead of working with students, I work with all of the school library media specialists in Western Suffolk BOCES. I provide them with professional development. I coordinate cooperative purchases of library automation and online resources to get the best prices for my member districts. I organize and supervise an annual day long conference. I have also collaborated with the School Library System Directors of Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES to bring a regional institute to all of our school librarians. I have found this new position to be challenging, yet very rewarding.
One of the State mandates for this position is that I have earned the administrative certification. So, I am back at school again. This time I am in a cohort for the "Educational Leadership" program through StonyBrook's School of Professional Development. I have completed the first year and have two more to go.
Aside from my roles as a teacher and learner, I am wife to a wonderful husband; mother to two amazing "children" who are terrific adults; Nana to two beautiful granddaughers; adoptive mom to five cats and a dog who keep me smiling; and a die-hard Knicks fan who has lots of hope!
Thank you for viewing my e-portfolio. Note that I have updated the resume section; but there are other sections that I have not updated. I would be happy to discuss the professional development that I have given and received since May of 2013. Feel free to leave a comment here if you would like me to contact you.