Judy Rominger Uhrig
Media Center Webpage
Brevard, NC 1979-1981
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 1981-1983 BS Media Production
ASU Graduate School
Boone, NC 2008 Master's Library Science
Things I'm Paricularly Proud of....
- I just landed a $25,000 grant from Lowe's Charitable Foundation to overhaul or Media Center Computer Lab
- I have built a Maker Space (with help from our school carpenter Joe) in the Corner of our Media Center
- I am a Star Discovery Educator. I am fortunate enough to be a part of the strongest network of educators in the country, and soon to be the world.
- I have been on the Discovery Educator Network Leadership Council since 2007. I helped to build the NC DEN Team from the ground up. I have been to Leadership Symposiums and Summer Institutes for the last 5 summers. I have just recently been accepted to my 6th, which will be this summer in Vermont.
- I merged two Media Centers together (Diggs and Latham,) almost by myself.
- I started the morning news show at my former school, WDLE News, which is a 21st Century platform for our students to share and present. I was one of the first in the school system to figure out the new MediaCast system and begin broadcasting with it. We use digital storytelling tools, green screen technology, video and audio editing and most of all, imagination!
- I was School Webmaster at Diggs-Latham
- I wason the Star 3 Leadership Team at my school: Technology Integration
- MCPAI Pilot Group (Media Coordinator Performance Appraisal Instrument) led by Jackie Pierson
Presentations, Events and Staff Development
Organizer, Master of Ceremonies
- Do the "Media Center Mash!"
Hello My Name is GLOGGER!
Summer Enrichment Program 2010-Jefferson Middle School
- Glogster Workshop
- 50 Ways to Integrate Discovery Education Streaming
- Webpage Development
Things on my Toolbelt:
Media Coordinator: Mount Tabor High School
Media Coordinator: Diggs-Latham Elementary School
Media Assistant Mount Tabor High School
Computer Teacher Jefferson Elementary School
Substitute Teacher Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. School System
Homemaker and Freelance Audio/Visual Producer
Cashier The Home DepotRoswell, GA
Audio/Visual Producer R.J. Reynolds Industries (Freelance)
Audio/Visual Specialist KBR Communications, Inc.
Real Estate Agent Paragon Properties/Century 21
Co-owner, Vice President KBR Communications, Inc.
Audio/Visual Specialist Provident Insurance Company
Production Assistant/ R.J. Reynolds World Headquarters
Forox Camera Operator Winston-Salem, NC
Production Assistant/ Effective Images, Inc.
Camera Operator Winston-Salem, NC
Den Trading Cards
Changing film in the Forox camera
RJR Photo Department
"Sitting in" for a photo shoot
Diggs-Latham Media Center
Getting furniture for my new Media Center
“Move fast and break things”- Mark Zuckerburg
From RJR Reynolds High School, I attended Brevard College and Appalachian State University, where I received a BA in Media Production. I received my last 12 semester hours at the University of Wurzburg in Germany, which allowed me to study and explore my family roots.
My professional career began as an Audio Visual Specialist. I worked for small companies and large corporations, becoming at one time, an in-house animation camera expert for a Fortune 500 company. Two of my former colleagues and I began a business partnership. We built a successful Audio Visual Production Company, where I remained until my first son was born.
When my second son began school, I began to substitute teach. I fell in love with the Media Center at my older son’s high school, so much so, that I began graduate coursework towards a Master’s Degree in Library Science. While I studied, I also worked as the Media Assistant at Mount Tabor High School. I loved it. I knew I was doing what I was meant to do! During this time, I became a Discovery Educator. Masters Degree complete, I accepted a position as Media Coordinator at Diggs-Elementary School, which later merged with Latham Elementary. Charged with merging the two systems, I created a new Media Center from the resources at both schools. I was able to help designthe small broadcast studio, complete with a Chroma-key green wall. Students did live newscast every morning under my supervision. We switched from live to pre-recorded news stories that the students helped to create. I was called back to my former school to take over as Media Coordinator there. I love the little ones, but being called back to High School was super exciting. I love being a Media Coordinator and helping students and teachers. I am so lucky to have found a career in which I can nurture, grow and be a lifelong learner and sharer of information.