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Session 2A: K12 Library Curriculum & The Common Core: From Process to Product : About Presenters

About Tara Castro

Tara Castro currently works in the Warwick School Department at Norwood and Randall Holden Elementary schools where she has worked as a LMS since 2001.  Prior to working in Warwick, she worked at New England Tech's Library Media Center, St Anne's Elementary school and St Xavier's all girls Catholic High School.  Her career as a LMS spans 20 years and covers all student ages.  Originally from PA, she obtained her degree from Kutztown University and has added to her knowledge of technology through a more recent MS in Education specializing in Technology Integration from Graceland University, Iowa.  She lives in Warwick with her husband Stephen and has two adult children, Keri and Kristopher Castro. 

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About Stephanie Mills

Session Presenter Stephanie Mills

Stephanie is entering her eleventh year as a Teacher-Librarian. She is the librarian at Park View Middle School in Cranston, is the webmaster for SLRI and spends an exorbitant amount of time with a camera in her hand.

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About Susan Rose


Session Presenter Sue Rose

Sue has been a Teacher-Librarian for 10 years. She came to librarianship from epidemiology, which can be yucky, gives you very little (that is palatable) to talk about at parties, and mucks with your sense of humor. In addition to being the librarian at Chester Barrows Elementary School in Cranston, Sue is also the Library Program Supervisor for the Cranston school district. She spends way too much time walking her two beautiful golden retrievers (Freya and Athena), who are well worth the effort.

Sue and her colleague Heidi Blais will be presenting the Blog the Book workshop at the AASL 2013 National Conference this fall. RILINK is honored to be able to offer an advance peek at this session.

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