Library Leadership Team

Library Leadership Team

The SVVSD Library Leadership team meets monthly and serves as an advisory body for the Media Services Department. Team members provide inreach and outreach between district libraries and central administration. The Leadership Team also works with Media Services to ensure the content and focus of district quarterly library staff meetings is relevant, timely, and responsive to identified needs.

The 2020-21 Library Leadership Team members are:

 

 

Julie Singh
Instructional School Librarian - Erie High School

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singh_julie@svvsd.org

Julie Singh earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from CU Boulder. Her first job was teaching in the Peace Corps in Fiji. She worked for 15 years as a materials engineer in a small laboratory then changed careers and became a math, science, and technology teacher. She earned a MA in Instructional Technology from CU Denver. After fourteen years in the classroom, she became the teacher librarian at Erie High School. She has been in this position for five years. Outside of school, Julie likes to play soccer, golf, read and spend time with her little Corgi, Sandwich. 
 

Helen Robbins
Instructional School Librarian - Longmont High School

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robbins_helen@svvsd.org

Helen Robbins is starting her 9th year as the Longmont High School Librarian.  Before that she was a high school librarian, K-5 librarian and first and second grade teacher in New Jersey.  This is her 27th year teaching.  I enjoy collaborating with teachers, especially on lessons related to research, critical thinking and literature analysis and appreciation.  I majored in elementary education and psychology at King's College in Pennsylvania.  I got my masters in Reading at Montclair State University.  In my free time I like to catch up with my children who are in college and hike while thinking about new library lessons and read (shocker!)

 

 

LeAnne Kelly
Instructional Librarian - Thunder Valley K-8

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kelly_leanne@svvsd.org

LeAnne Kelly is the Teacher Librarian for Thunder Valley K8 and has been teaching for 15 years. She was an elementary teacher for five years, spent two years teaching middle school, moved to Texas where she was an Instructional Coach at a K-12 Charter School for two years and has spent the last six years living the life at Thunder Valley K8. LeAnne loves to work closely with staff and students to ensure all patrons have reading materials for pleasure and professional use at their fingertips. When not in the library or reading, LeAnne loves traveling, camping, and spending time with her husband and two rambunctious sons. 

 

 

Beckie Large-Swope
Instructional Librarian - Longs Peak Middle School

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largeswope_rebecca@svvsd.org

 

 

Lisa Herrmann
Instructional Librarian - Westview Middle School

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herrmann_lisa@svvsd.org

I am Lisa Herrmann, Teacher Librarian at Westview Middle School.  I grew up in Longmont and have taught in SVVSD for 18 years.  My kids go to CU Boulder and Longmont High School, and we are movie-going people.  If you consider movie quotes to be an official language, I speak it.  I am a huge fan of the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and pretty much anything that tastes like chocolate cake.  Super excited to represent!

 


Jennifer Howie
Library Technician - Burlington Elementary School

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howie_jennifer@svvsd.org

Jennifer Howie is a library media technician who has worked at Burlington Elementary for 6 years. Jennifer was part of the SVVSD library redesign cohort and worked along with students, teachers, and parents to redesign the Burlington library. Jennifer recently completed her bachelor's degree in Sociology at the University of Northern Colorado and her senior capstone project focused on how Culturally Responsive Teaching can improve student outcomes. Jennifer is a runner who completed her 10th marathon in New York in November 2019. She enjoys any precious moment that she gets to spend with her husband, Craig, and her two boys, Grable and Griffin. 

 

Candi Cloud
Media Technician - Erie Elementary School

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cloud_candi@svvsd.org

I am Candi Cloud. I have been at Erie Elementary for 25 years. I am married, have three kids and two dogs. ALl three of my children have graduated from Erie High School. There are seven grandchildren of which three currently attend Erie schools and the baby will too eventually; the other three are in California. We have two Corgi dogs, one very old and one new. puppy. He has only ruined several pairs of shoes, many plastic bottles (lotion really can't taste that good), a few books, a couple of gloves and a handful of the kids toys.  I like to spend time with family, scrapbook, stamp cards, knitting (only slightly a yarn snob), garden (mostly with flowers), work with honey bees (with my neighbor), read, paint crafty things, spend time in the mountains and believe it or not I think I like to cook!  I was born on a Thursday and so I have far to go. There were 50 states when I was born. My favorite quote is by Elenore Roosevelt "do something every day that scares you." Keep everyday interesting and don't forget to smile. 

 

Rachel Rhodes
Media Technician - Northridge Elementary School

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rhodes_rachel@svvsd.org

Rachel Rhodes received her BS in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. She started out as the counseling intern at Northridge El and then became the Media Tech right after graduation. She has been in this position for 5 years. In that time she has enjoyed running Northridge’s VEX IQ team. Rachel also hosts many before and after school programs and clubs including Dungeons and Dragons and Media Club. Her favorite part of her job is helping students push past fear and try new things and discover a true love of reading no matter the media type. When Rachel is outside of work she can usually be found hiking, working on her photography or painting.