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.

Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, the team will include 6 members - two each at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. They will serve 2-year terms, staggered between the two members at each level.

The 2019-20 Library Leadership Team members are:


Phil Goerner
Instructional Librarian - Silver Creek High School


Phil Goerner is the Teacher Librarian at Silver Creek High School. Much of his time is spent collaborating and innovating with teachers. He also hosts monthly poetry slams, weekly book clubs, makerspace activities, and special literacy celebrations. Phil teaches graduate classes for the School Library Program at CU Denver, writes for the School Library Journal, and presents at local and national conferences. You can find him @pgoerner on Twitter, hiking with his wife, making his dog jump or tootling with his honeybees. 


Julie Singh
Instructional School Librarian - Erie High School


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. 

Beckie Large-Swope
Instructional Librarian - Longs Peak Middle School




LeAnne Kelly
Instructional Librarian - Thunder Valley K-8


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. 


Jennifer Howie
Library Technician - Burlington Elementary School


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.