Mrs. Samantha Johnson
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Hello! Welcome to the library my name is Mrs. Johnson. I have been at Hermosa Vista for 14 years now. The first 5 years I taught a program called Bridges. I really enjoyed that program but as funding went away for extra programs so did my job. I was then placed in the library and I cannot telling you how much I LOVE IT. I am so fortunate because I get to work with every student at Hermosa Vista.
When I moved to the library I also went back to Mesa Community College. I took several classes and graduated with an Advanced Library Information Technician certificate. It took me 3 years to complete and I am so thankful for the opportunity to be working in the library.
I have been married for 27 years to my wonderful husband Craig. We have a son, Travis, who is 27 years old and lives in Colorado with his wife Marissa. Our daughter, Brianna, who is 25 years old and lives in Edmonton, Alberta. It is so cold there.
I have always been an avid reader and love sharing stories with your students. I can't tell you how excited I get when a struggling reader comes in and tells me how great a book was that I recommended. Reading is fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Reading develops your brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects.
This year I will continue to spark your child's interest in reading and try to help them develop a love of reading just like I have.
I hope your school year is a great one and KEEP ON READING.
"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." — Neil Gaiman