Thursday, February 21, 2008

Proud of Where I Work

I work at Greene County Middle School in the school library. My technical job title is school library media coordinator. I have worked there for 11 years. I always thought I would have a hard time adapting to this age group since my background was high school English. Amazingly enough, I don't know if I could go back to the high school level now that I have spent so much time with middle school. People raise their eyebrows when they find out that I work in a middle school. Believe me, it is no easy task. Hormones are emerging and raging full force. EVERYTHING is drama. You can tell when there is a full moon. Still, I love the kids I serve and I love the people with whom I work. My job offers a lot of variety, so I never get bored. My school is in a very rural community. It reminds me a lot of Martin County and I guess that is what attracted me to this school system. This year, our school has been fortunate enough to have an 8th grade language arts teacher who is also a published author. She has written a book for the 1st year teacher. She has also written an article about Greene County Middle School here. The article is titled, "How One School Is Fighting Poverty." A few of us actually got to read the article about GCMS before it was published so that we could offer our thoughts on it. GCMS has struggled in recent years to reach AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) and our test scores could have been higher, but this article lets people know that good things are going on at our school. I am just so pleased that someone has come in from the outside and is able to see these things and actually appreciate them! Thank you Mrs. V.!

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