Hi! I’m Jamie, welcome to my blog! A little about me:
I’m a librarian, teacher/librarian, library media specialist. Your choice on the title.
Why did I title this blog reademption? Because this is my redemption. From years of not knowing what I wanted to do with my life when I grew up.
I’ve done so many things professionally in the last 13 years since I finished my undergrad degree: Floor Supervisor for a Sheltered Workshop, Lead Teacher in an Infant Room at a daycare, Sales Associate for various retail places, Guest Teacher with a long-term placement as a Special Education teacher, Student Teacher, Paraprofessional, 5th Grade Teacher, Call center associate, E-Content Specialist, Support Specialist for IT department, Instructional Designer. It’s a long list. The only thing that I ever really fell in love with is teaching. But, I couldn’t find the right place in education. So I left, using my ed tech and teaching background to work making online training modules in corporate america.
Then, I got the brilliant idea to look at how I could get back to education. I looked, and found that someone with my background would be great…. if I had a library background as well. Being that I did not have one, I got one (I refuse to just be certified by test without learning what I need to know.) From there, well, let’s just say the rest is history. I’m now in my fourth year as a librarian, and I love it! There are things I don’t like, and let’s be honest, everyone has that, but that doesn’t negate the fact I’ve finally found a career I love. This is my redemption. My READemption. And I plan on making the most of this.