Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Congratulations to Ann Aldrich!

Next time you see Ann Aldrich, congratulate her! She was just appointed as Librarian at Woodland East Elementary School in Gurnee. Ann has taught kindergarten at Woodland for 13 years. Her earlier career also included several years of teaching first and second grade in locations as different as Kuwait and Glenview (really!). Now she's eager to make a difference in her school's library, and I have no doubt that she will. She will serve more than 800 students and nearly 100 faculty and staff. I'm sure that Ann's work ethic, professionalism and desire to put the kids first will benefit every student who comes her way!

Ann will be getting a Library Information Specialist (LIS) endorsement on her teaching certificate by completing LTA coursework at CLC. In fact, it was Ann's questions about the endorsement last spring that prompted me to get a definitive answer on this topic from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Courses taken at CLC do satisfy the requirement for the LIS endorsement, and Ann will be the first to earn it since we've received this official answer from the ISBE.


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