Hi! My name is Nichole and I am an elementary school Media Speialist. I am taking this class as an elective and am looking forward to getting to read adult books in this class...it will have me reaching out of my comfort zone since I usually read children's books (Hey! I work in an elementary school! Don't judge!) and Young Adult books (um, sadly, I just like them! haha). I love the Twilight series and am on a vampire kick right now!
I am currently at IPS School 79 which is an ESL site so I get to use some of my Spanish which I love. I taught Spanish for 2 years in a Catholic elementary school. I have been a teacher for 8 years and decided to switch to media because the classroom was becoming too political and not about the kids anymore. In the library, I get to help kids and have a relationship with them that isn't about passing tests and doing thier homework and I love it! At my current school, I have been asked by my principal to teach computer skills instead of library skills which saddens me, but I hold out hope that someday my job description will be my actual job. :) In addition to being a teacher, I have always also been a Swim Team coach. I am looking forward to being able to go back to it one I graduate.
In my free time (let's be honest here, before I started grad school), I like to scrapbook, quilt, sew, crochet, knit, make cards, bake....anything crafty really. I love spending time with my friends, family, and boyfriend (he would be the one in the picture on my blog). I have a younger sister and brother who are both married. I am close to all of them.
Last spring I adopted a kitten who quickly became my baby. Now I understand how people are so attached to thier animals! Corby Tarzan is crazy, lovable, smart and dumb at the same time, and thinks he is both dog and human, but don't dare call him a cat...I think he would be insulted! He loves water, snuggling, having his belly rubbed, and eating. (He is currently on a diet!)