Mrs. McAlister, MLISThis is my ninth year as a librarian. Before becoming a librarian, I was an instructional literacy coach, an interventionist specializing in dyslexia and a classroom teacher. This is my twenty-first year in education.I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in communication. My Master's degree is in Library and Information Science with an ALA accreditation from the University of North Texas.My husband and I have two beautiful daughters. Hannah is a special education teacher in a neighboring school district. Lauren Elizabeth is a junior social services major with a endorsement in deaf education at Stephen F. Austin State University.I would love to one day write and publish a children's book!
I believe every child should be able to choose the books they want to read, for that choice builds literacy confidence - the ability to read, write and speak about what they know, what they feel, and who they are.