About Me

Hello! I’m Joy, a school library media specialist at a large elementary school in rural South Carolina. Here are a few facts about me!

  • I have three giant dogs and three rotten cats. They are all named after Harry Potter characters. 
  • I was a classroom teacher for 10 years before going back to school for my library degree. 
  • I taught in Mexico and Thailand for 7 years and loved it!
  • I’ve worked in public schools, private schools, and international schools. Kids are awesome all over the world!
  • I am currently working on my National Board Certification in Library Media. It’s a lot of work!
  • In addition to being a librarian, I also am the Gifted & Talented teacher at my school. I love having the opportunity to focus on a small group of kids a few days a week!
  • I love to travel and visit new countries and learn new cultures. I’ve been to more countries in the world than states in the US!
  • I love learning from other teachers and librarians! I’d love to hear from you – send me an email!