This morning I opened my email to see our PTO’s newsletter and found myself overwhelmed with emotions: pride, joy and sadness. It could be me remembering this day fifteen years ago. I stood, cradling my four-day old son in my arms watching in horror with the nation. Or it could be that I’m missing my only daughter who we left at the University of Minnesota recently. Regardless, my emotions spilled out uncontrollably.
It’s been an amazing few months. When I got the ‘phone call’ from School Library Journal’s Executive Editor Kathy Ishizuka telling me I was the new School Librarian of the Year I was speechless. For nearly two months, I had to keep the secret. I didn’t even tell my own kids until the night before the announcement was made official!
I’m immensely honored and excited to see the news being shared with the community who helped make it happen! The tireless work of this community made the IDEA Lab a reality! This year I’m excited to see how the students, parents and faculty help continue to evolve this unique space! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!