I am a Tejana that was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. I did not grow up around books but adopted them early on in middle school. In high school, I became an avid reader and avid singer. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s in Music Education and later finished with an additional Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance. I have been a middle school choir director for 17 years. What I love most about my job is the ability to challenge students to see their own potential and of course to sing! I began my Master’s in Library Science in 2019 and hope to someday cultivate a school library of my own and work with ALL students in the school.

Making your way around

This ePortfolio, a degree requirement for the Master’s of Information Sciences with School Librarian certification, has been a labor of love. My many accomplishments are proof of my tremendous growth throughout the degree program.

Please enjoy navigating this ePortfolio using the links below or the menu at the top of the site.

Professional Philosophy

Book Reviews



Personal Learning Resources



Where do they get those wonderful tools

Where do librarians get resources to support subjects related to STEM? At the 2021 IASL session entitled, “Supporting STEM Education in the School Library with Digital Tools,” presenters Johnston, Green, Thompson and Jones offered various websites, applications and digital tools to complement, enhance and support subjects such as math and science. This type of collaboration…

Changing Representation One Book at a Time

In the Spring of 2021, I attended my first YA book festival, entitled, “North Texas Teen Book Festival,” or NTTBF. One common point that continually surfaced from the authors is the desire to represent a story that has a connection to their lives. Angie Thomas, in speaking about Concrete Rose, talked about writing from a perspective…