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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
In addition to leading the team at Media Services, Zac is also the district's 6-12 ELA Curriculum Coordinator. Born and raised in Illinois, Zac attended Illinois State University for undergrad and went on to teach middle and high school students language arts in Sarasota, FL and then Philadelphia, PA. He started his tenure at SVVSD as an Instructional Technology Coordinator before spending two years as a ConnectED Fellow at the US Department of Education where he led the revision of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan as well as representing the Department on the President's Broadband Opportunity Council. Zac is an avid reader of all sorts of texts and a distance runner with a life goal of a marathon in all 50 states. He has a Master's of Teaching and Learning in Curriculum and Instruction from NOVA Southeastern University and a Master's of Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Holly has been with the district for many years, but with Media Services for almost two years. She supports all functions of the Media Services Department, manages the budgets for both Media Services and the ELA coordinators as well as manages the Blended Libraries budget and purchases. When not working, Holly enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, gardening, reading, and taking amazing photographs.
Whitney has worked for Media Services for almost 6 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and has been an elementary teacher, a preschool teacher, and a middle school librarian. Her duties at DMS include providing professional development for the district's school librarians, such as creating tutorials, providing training to new and existing library staff, and planning and facilitating PD meetings. She also provides support for the district digital library and the library management system. She and her husband are parents to three fabulous but crazy kids. In her downtime, she loves watching movies, reading books, and spending time together with her family.
Jenn has worked at Media Services for almost 6 years. Her biggest responsibility is handling the shipping and receiving of all the lending library materials from our Media Services Collection each day. She also maintains the entire collection to make sure everything is circulation ready, as well as researches and selects the Makerspace materials for check out. She also is learning how to lead and facilitate Blended Library discussions and transformations. She is a single mom to two adult boys. She sings beautifully and likes to be crafty upon occasion.
Norm has worked for Media Services for 15 years and catalogs materials for all St. Vrain Valley schools and does initial problem analysis for both the Destiny Library and Media Manager systems. He was part of the two-person team that developed the BCS word-based classification system for the SVVSD libraries. Before joining SVVSD he worked as a programmer/analyst for IBM and AT&T. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Russian from Indiana State University. He received both a Master of Library Science and a Master of Arts in American History from Emporia State University. For fun, he is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. He enjoys watching classic and new films and keeps an ever expanding list of titles to watch. Staying involved with family is another major highlight.
Jean's job as the Copy Cataloger is to catalog existing copy and importing and editing bibliographic records. She also assists with BCS conversions, work orders, phone inquiries and evaluates some of our media to see if it aligns with current curriculum standards. She has re-cataloged parts of the Media Services Collection, such as nonfiction lit sets, trunks, audio and DVD collections, social studies kits, and the Spanish collection. Jean enjoys working to make our books and media more accessible to students and staff. She is also a naturalist and conservationist, a proponent of holistic health, and loves the fine arts.