Media Specialist of the Year

{Update November 19: See additional story in the Gainesville Times }

From the Hall County School District website:


Ginny Sapp, Media Specialists Coordinator, has announced that Linda Martin of Sugar Hill Elementary has been selected by her peers as Media Specialist of the Year for 2006-07. “As you can see from the attached picture, Linda is a delightful storyteller at Sugar Hill Elementary. She likes to dress in character and bring stories to life!”
This year Linda has started a storytelling cohort for librarians and teachers. They meet and discuss the role of storytelling in the curriculum, how to find stories, and how to tell them. She coaches the group in performance techniques.
Linda integrates storytelling into many of her media lessons. Students hear facts, but they remember stories. For example, telling the story of how a girl convinced Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard makes Lincoln more real to second graders.
In the past year, Linda has presented at the Coastal Plains RESA library conference and the Georgia Educational Technology conference. In October she will present at the American Association of School Librarians in Reno, Nevada.

Posted on October 31, 2007, in Recognition. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Congratulations, Linda! I was privileged to take classes with her at UGA! 🙂

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