Library Staff

Meet our Library Media Staff

Miss Harden:Harden on noodle
Every day  is a new day of learning, reading and technology. My favorite part of my job is working with my students in the best rooms of the entire school. I mean who doesn't get excited when they see books standing at attention just begging to be checked out and read and then walk into the lab and see all the blue computer monitors just waiting for you to enter your username and password in to get started?
Books and learning have always been a part of my life. I started going to school when I was three years old and well, I guess I haven't stopped yet. As a child my family always had books around and it was assumed that someone would read them. But I still don't have one favorite book. I have many favorites! The Post Office even had a book cart of books for people to read and return. A Book Mobile came to our schools and every school I attended had a library. After college, I started out teaching. One year in Kansas, Oklahoma as a fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher before starting my career as a Title 1 teacher and a Master's Degree in Reading and Library Science. Then four years later, the Library Media Specialist was added to my job description. My last year at that district, I was back in the regular classroom teaching grades 2 and 3. I was in that district for ten years before coming to Warrensburg. Although I've always been at Sterling, to begin with I was a traveling teacher and traveled between SouthEast (the Kindergarten building) and Sterling then later that changed to Martin Warren and Sterling.  
Family is very important to me. As a child, on any given weekend at Grandma and Grandpa's house we could have between twenty and sixty family members so there was always someone to see and something to do. Summer was my favorite family times because several of my cousins and I stayed at my Grandparents' house for a treat. We often had watermelon and tomatoes from the garden and if we were really good homemade ice-cream. There had to be enough of us there to take turns sitting on the ice-cream machine and enough willing arms to crank the handle before Grandma made the batter. My Aunt Linda was always daring to walk our legs off by walking up a very long, steep hill. Since she is nine years older than any of my cousins we all took her challenge and nobody dared say they were tired when we returned from the walk and we all kept up with her, even if someone had to carry the younger ones. I still enjoy visiting my family and we still get together as a whole family two or three times a year. 

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