Meet your teacher, Gail Marcopulos

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Grade/subject at what school: School librarian, Washington Woods Elementary

Number of years teaching: A few decades

Background/Schooling: Northland High School, Columbus, Ohio; bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Miami University (Ohio); master’s degree in education, Butler University; and minor in library science, Indiana University, Indianapolis

Why did you become a teacher? I love to work with young people and introduce them to both literature and technology.

What goals do you have for your students? My main goal is to support children in their quest to become independent learners. As an elementary media specialist, I believe the media center is our school’s central communication hub for both students and staff. It is a place where literature comes to life, questions are answered through research and news is communicated to the entire school. By teaching students how to use our library resources, I hope they will have the knowledge and skill they need to solve life’s puzzles that come their way.

What is your favorite children’s book? “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate

What’s something your students might not know about you? I am an avid snow skier and try to take a ski vacation out west every few years.