Airport High School Media Center
Information for Faculty and Staff
Meet Your Library Media Specialists
I grew up in Pine Ridge and am a graduate of Airport and the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education and a Master of Library and Information Science. Before transferring to AHS in 2009, I taught seventh grade language arts at Fulmer Middle School for 12 years. My daughter, Natalie, who is a 2012 AHS graduate, and a 2016 graduate of Presbyterian College, is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. My twin sons, Michael and David, will be freshman in the College of Engineering at Clemson this year, so we're definitely a "house divided"! When I'm not reading a good book, serving on church council, or cheering on the Gamecocks, I enjoy traveling and camping with my family in our "rolling hotel."
I have been a library media specialist at Airport since August 2011. My husband, Nathan, and I are originally from Belton, South Carolina, a small town in Anderson County. I have an education degree from Lander University, and I earned a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina.
Nathan and I have a little boy and little girl. We enjoy traveling, attending music concerts, and watching Carolina football; however, we have not done nearly as much of this since our son's arrival. We have one spoiled Highland Maltie pup named Connor.
Your library media specialists are here to assist you and our students. We welcome any opportunity for collaboration with classroom teachers. With prior notice, we will be happy to attend common planning time meetings to discuss possible collaborations.
On average, 70 students visit the Media Center daily. On particularly busy days, as many as 120 students have been known to sign-in. This is only the individual students who visit on passes. These statistics do not include the classes that visit the Media Center.
Each month, over 1,100 materials are circulated through the Media Center. That is a lot of books!
The Media Center also functions as the 1:1 device help desk and the point of contact for teacher requests for assistance from our district's computer services department.
Media Center Hours
7:50 AM - 3:50 PM
8:45 AM - 3:50 PM
Tuesday and Thursday
7:50 AM - 4:00 PM
Did you know...?
Caffeine! I need caffeine!
You are welcome to fill up your cup any time of day! Just remember to bring your K-cup, cream, and sugar. The Kuerig is located in the Cafe area of the Media Center.
Need that shiny new poster laminated? No problem! Just label it with your name and room number, leave it by the laminator, and we will be happy to laminate it for you. In attempts to save lamination film, we like to laminate several things at one time; however, if you need something laminated immediately, please let us know.
There are a couple of paper cutters in the Cafe area that you may use.
Caffeine! I need caffeine!
Need a new color scheme for your room? Bulletin board paper is located near the Cafe area doorway. Take what you need, but please do not take the roll or the cart :).
Freshen up that bulletin board with die cut letters and shapes.
There is an image scanner located in the research area of the Media Center.
A Mastery Manager scanner station is located on the counter in the Cafe, and a Scantron machine is on the counter in the AV room.
Faculty members may check out VHS/DVD players for up to three days.
Is your projector on the fritz? We can help! Borrow one from the Media Center for up to three days.
Advertise Your Reading
Media Center Schedule in Google Calendar
Please keep in mind that the computer lab tends to book quickly, so you will want to plan ahead by several weeks.
Magazines and Professional Reading
Our professional reading section has recently increased. Stop by to see what's new. We may already have that book that you have been thinking of purchasing!