APS Library Media Specialist of The Year

sylvia1Atlanta Public Schools would like to congratulate the first APS Media Specialist of the Year, Mrs. Sylvia Pierce from Continental Colony Elementary School.

The Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA) and Georgia Association of Instructional Technology (GAIT) co-sponsor the Georgia School Library Media Specialist of the Year award to recognize K-12 library media specialists whose services have resulted in exemplary library media programs.

In October, Sylvia Pierce presented library books to parents, students and teachers to use with the Georgia Common Core Math Standards. She took a group of Challenge students to see Dan Gutman, the 2012 Milner Award Recipient, at the Georgia World Congress Center on November 13, 2012, and in January she accompanied the Continental Colony Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team in their competition against Drew Charter Elementary School.

Each school system may select one library media specialist for this award. From those chosen for the school system level award, one media specialist is selected as the district (regional) Library Media Specialist of the Year.  Each of the nine districts represents a different region of Georgia. The state Library Media Specialist of the Year is chosen from the district winners and will be announced the Georgia Council of Media Organizations conference (GaCOMO) in October.sylvia3

Also, the nine district winners, along with their enablers, will be recognized and presented awards at GaCOMO. For more information on the award please visit the GLMA and GAIT websites at http://www.glma-inc.org and http://www.gait-inc.org  Congratulations Mrs. Sylvia Pierce!

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