10 Fun Facts About Me
- My name is Cari Young, and I’m an elementary school librarian in San Antonio, Texas.
- Right now I work in a preK-5 school in the suburbs, with about 900 students, but I’ve worked in small towns and small schools, too. This is my thirteenth year in education–before that I practiced law for several years.
- My school district was named the National School Library Program of the Year in 2011. I work with some AMAZING teacher-librarians! I love to collaborate with my colleagues, virtually or in person, to make the library the center of twenty-first century learning in our schools.
- I love pretty nails, and having a Jamberry business on the side is a fun hobby/great retirement plan for me!5. I’m proud to be the mother of three awesome grown sons, one living in China, one in Rhode Island, and one here in San Antonio. I have a beautiful granddaughter who lives in China, too, and I get to see her once a year, if I’m lucky. I have an amazing rescue dog named Pinto who is a Corgi/Sheltie mix.
6. I have a serious sweet tooth! My days of teaching and blogging are fueled by my inner joy, boosted by Sonic Cokes and sugar cookies! Yum! 8. Your feedback inspires and encourages me! I love reading comments like these, from visitors to this blog:
- Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom! I think using library centers may just be a life-saver for me this year!
- I’m implementing centers in my library, I read your book. I love your blog!
- Love this!! I am spending hours looking through your blog, I am trying to go with library centers this school year 🙂 Thank you!
- Thank you for sharing so much great stuff!
9. I’m engaged to marry my high school sweetheart this summer! We were reunited after 30 years apart and David is my love, my rock, my travel buddy,and my biggest cheerleader!
10. I love questions about how to get started with library centers, or how to get teachers on board, or how to handle accountability to your principal. I hope you’ll jump in to our community, leave a comment, and join the conversation! Welcome to the Library Learners blog!
In addition to sharing on this blog, I occasionally make presentations for librarian continuing education and conferences. Here are a few of the places I’ve been.
Missouri Association of School Librarians: Library Centers professional development, April 2016
Southwest Georgia RESA: Library Centers and makerspaces professional learning, March 2016
TCEA (Texas Computer Educators Association) Conference 2016: Choose Your Own Learning Adventure with Google Forms
TCEA Conference 2015: Blogging Club and Tech Makerspaces (with Angie Oliverson of Ms. O Reads Books)
If you have a question, you can check my FAQ page, or leave a comment on the blog post that raised the question, or you can contact me with this handy form.
Here is my disclosure policy, aka the lawyer-y fine print!
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
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The owner of this blog may (someday) be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I, the owner of this blog, may (someday) receive compensation for my posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blogger’s own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
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