Welcome to your library!My name is Mrs. Gagnon and I am so happy to be the CMS Librarian!
Why am I here? Yes, I love books and reading. Yes, I love researching, learning, and helping others to acquire those skills and love doing them, as well. But, above all, I am here to nurture a safe space for teachers and learners to share and explore their unique ideas. I would love to hear yours!
What else?I graduated from University of Oregon in 1992 with a B.A. in English. In 1997 I completed a secondary classroom teaching credential, a K-12 library media teaching credential and a Masters degree program in Educational Library Media. I have been a librarian at both the elementary and high school levels before, so middle school librarianship is a new adventure for me!I took a nearly 20 year hiatus from full-time school librarianship to raise my children, all the while continuing to work or volunteer part-time in education and always advocating for and working on behalf of public and school libraries, and for education and children in general.I am passionate about community service, so work in a library is a perfect fit. The overarching goal of any library program is to provide exceptional service to the library's community of users.I love libraries so much I got married in one! Here is a picture of that library, located in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. It is the Multnomah County Library (Central Branch) located in the heart of the city.I love the outdoors and I love my family - a daughter who is a junior at Palmer High School, a son who is in 7th grade at Colony Middle School, my husband of 18 years, and our dog Myles. Not pictured: our 3 chickens and one rooster. The first picture is from April Bowl in Hatchers Pass and the second is Myles caught in profound appreciation of the Experiment Farm in Palmer.
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