When Augusta Independent staff and students return this fall, they will have a new resource available. For the first time since 2010, Augusta Independent will have a full-time Library Media Specialist.
Students and staff will see a familiar face staffing the library as Ms. Cindy Gibson transitions to the position. Ms. Gibson has taught for 21 years, all at Augusta Independent. She has taught a variety of grade levels, including kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 6th grade. She also served as a part-time Library Media Specialist in the past. Ms. Gibson holds an elementary teaching certificate, as well as a certificate for School Media Librarian.
Superintendent Lisa McCane stated, “The district is excited to have Ms. Gibson transition to the newly reinstated Library Media Specialist position. The library will undergo multiple renovations and upgrades over the summer; she brings a wealth of knowledge, years of experience and a vision to transform the library into a 21st Century Media Center. Ms. Gibson has a demonstrated history of the success in the classroom and will build and expand a strong literacy program school-wide.”
In addition to serving as the Library Media Specialist, Ms. Gibson will also assist with reading intervention. This will allow additional students not currently served by the Read to Achieve intervention program to receive services.
“I am so happy for Ms. Gibson to be able to transfer to this position,” said Principal Robin Kelsch. “When you combine her experience and passion for the library and reading, you get the perfect Library Media Specialist. I can't wait to see all of the outstanding programs and experiences that she has in store for our students.”