I'm Callie, and I joined Guadalupe as the librarian and technology teacher in August of 2020. I was raised in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) in 2016. Reading was always my favorite part of school, so I hope to foster a culture and love of reading in my role as the librarian. My approach to accomplishing this goal is to encourage the kids to pick books they enjoy, and then to spend the rest of their time in the library reading. Getting in the habit of reading for sustained periods of time is a skill that will help them in myriad ways, not the least of which is building and strengthening their vocabularies--studies show that kids who read for 20 minutes per day are exposed to around 1,800,000 words in a year!