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Vote YES on 66

by Mike McQueen

If you truly want strong Colorado schools, vote yes on Amendment 66. Here’s a few highlight’s from the Colorado Commits to Kids Fact Sheet: If Colorado Commits to Kids, Jeffco alone we will have $71 million dollars MORE funding for: • School libraries • Classroom technology • Early childhood education, full-day kindergarten and preschool • [...]

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Full-Time Teacher-Librarians Critical Contributors to a Jeffco Distinguished Education

by Barbara Becker (1st Grade Teacher)

I would like to advocate to keep Rebecca Warner as a full-time teacher/librarian at Shaffer Elementary School. Besides being a 1st grade teacher, I have a K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement and am familiar with current research on what it schools need to do to produce students who are successful readers for life. Still Fulfills Traditional [...]

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Teacher Would Take a Pay Cut to Keep Full-Time Teacher-Librarian!

by Lisa Reed (Middle School Teacher)

At Evergreen Middle School we will be GREATLY affected by losing our teacher librarian. Makes Technology Accessible for Everyone   Our teacher librarian makes technology accessible for EVERYONE (including the most fearful). Support our Investment   With all of the money we have invested into technology over the past five years we cannont afford to [...]

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Moving Kids Forward in the 21st Century

Moving Kids Forward in the 21st Century

by Bonnie Mauer (Jeffco Teacher)

We Are Required to Teach Tech – We Need TL’s   I am writing in regards to the possible budget cuts to decrease teacher librarians in Jeffco.  I have taught in Jeffco for almost three decades and have seen many changes in our librarian positions.  Most importantly, the past few years have focused more on the technology [...]

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1st Graders Master Tech Skills

by Barb McCallister (1st Grade Teacher)

I am writing to you to express my concern about the proposed budget cut of reducing our teacher librarians to half-time positions in the elementary schools.   Impact of a Half-Time Teacher-Librarian   I am a first grade teacher at Campbell Elementary and this is our first year with a half-time teacher librarian at our [...]

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Without Full Time TL’s, Will Jeffco Grads Be Prepared for Higher Education?

by Barb Everett (Jeffco Parent)

Concerned About Cuts in the Library   My name is Barb Everett and I have a daughter who attends Shaffer Elementary.  I am concerned about the most recent proposed budget cuts towards the Libraries in the school district.  I understand these cuts may or may not happen.  My hope is to express concern and bring [...]

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A Day in the Life of a Teacher-Librarian

by Donna Ostwald

  A Typical Day   7:30am-8:30am   Set-up, rehearse, broadcast daily TV news show with student News team 8:45am – 9:00am Read aloud to Kindergarten class about Martin Luther King Jr. 9:00am-9:45am Give lesson on researching with Jefferson County Public Library data bases to 4th grade class; assist class with research and taking notes in [...]

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From Ogre to Tech Savvy

by Kerstin Mueller (Jeffco Parent)

Times Have Changed   Remember visiting the school library as a child? Most likely you had one of two types of librarians: the “Library Ogre,” defender of books and organization reprimanding any student who even thought about picking up a book and not replacing it precisely where it belonged on the shelf, or “Ms. Sunshine,” [...]

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Our Students Need Her!

by Beverly Hillstrom (2nd Grade Teacher)

Valuable Teacher   Our teacher librarian at Edgewater Elementary school is Michelle Hollandsworth. It is my opinion that she is an outstanding and valuable teacher in our building. Teaching Expertise   Teachers and students benefit from her teaching expertise. I appreciate her knowledge and care as she uses TPR techniques (total physical response) to teach key [...]

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Middle Schools Would Suffer Without Full-Time Teacher-Librarians

by Annie McInnes (Middle School Teacher)

Without our teacher- librarian our middle school would suffer greatly. Supplies Resources   Our school librarian has helped teachers and students compile books and other research materials.  She keeps our equipment in working order and has computerized a check-out for equipment and the computer carts. Trains Staff   Our librarian has given the staff several [...]

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