Ms. Woerner - School Library Media Coordinator

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Kathleen Woerner

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Welcome, from the KIS School Library Media Coordinator

Hello, fabulous supporters of education! I have been at KIS for nine years. Originally from Ohio, I moved down to the Kannapolis/Concord area after graduating from Bowling Green State University in 2007.  Previously, I taught both fifth and sixth grades at KIS, and due to my love of working with our students, I wanted to make a stronger impact as the School Library Media Coordinator.  I try my best to stay active both in and out of the classroom environment.  I look forward to working with students and teachers to find both print and digital resources that support the learning within the classroom.  

I enjoy the dramatic arts, reading, and writing.  I have a strong passion for both travel and mission work.  I am fascinated by people, and I love new opportunities to learn from others. One day, many years from now, I hope to fulfill my dream of writing and publishing a book for children.

Feel free to contact me by email at kathleen.woerner@kcs.k12.nc.us or by the school phone number at (704) 932-4161.

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Masters Degree in Library Media Informational Sciences (currently in program)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Graduate Certificate in the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program
Bowling Green State University - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 
 
Educational Philosophy/Vision:
I have a fundamental belief that all students can and should be encouraged to continuously learn something about themselves, others, and the larger world.  Throughout my journey as an educator, I have been approached by people who have stated, “Teaching, eh?  Well, that’s something that takes a lot of patience.  I couldn’t handle that.”  To this comment, I tell them that it is not about patience, but rather the belief that the impossible can, and will eventually, become possible.  In teaching, I frequently use the quote from Mark Twain when he said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  If Mark Twain were alive today, I would suggest adding to its end the word ‘teach’. 


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