I am currently in my thirtieth year as a School Library Media Specialist with the New York City Department of Education. During my years with the Department of Education, I have had the opportunity to work as a School Library Media Specialist at every level. In addition to my experience as a Library Media Specialist I have also had the opportunity to serve as a classroom teacher at the elementary level in two schools and as a 6th and 8th grade English teacher in a middle school.During my years teaching at the elementary level I completed my first Master's Degree at Lehman College as a Reading Specialist. When I transitioned into the library at the elementary level, I enrolled in and completed my MLIS at Queens College. I am New York State Certified as an Elementary Teacher, a Reading Specialist and as a School Media Specialist (Library).