"If you can read, you can succeed at anything." I share with the children my love for the world of books and reading. As librarian, it is my job to provide students with opportunities that will allow them to become successful users of information. The information available to students today is vast and they need to know how to utilize both the written word and be literate in technology.

I believe that "children are our future" and each child is unique. All children need a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. I strive to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an atmosphere that is safe, invites sharing of ideas and risk taking.

I believe teaching is a lifelong learning process. I am always looking for new opportunities...ready to learn about new strategies and new philosophies...willing to learn from parents and community. I am always ready to learn and share with colleagues and especially the children. Children in their sweet innocence, teach us to open our minds and hearts to the joys and diversity of the world.

Kathleen Kilby
Technology Coordinator