Kent Smith is a first-year teacher-librarian
at William Lipscomb Elementary School, a preschool through fifth
grade campus in Dallas ISD. The prior nineteen years were spent
as a bilingual educator, working with first, second, and third
grade students in a self-contained setting at the same school.
Mr. Smith is also working to obtain his school
library certification from Texas Woman's University. Kent enjoys
the literary give and take that arises from reading and discussing
good literature with his students. His goal is to become a fully-realized
teacher-librarian, collaborating with classroom teachers to
educate students who embrace a lifelong love for literature
while providing them with the tools necessary to become lifelong
learners and successful citizens. (Spring 2010)
Mr. Smith also reviewed Little
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Miriam Rodriguez is in her seventh year at William
Lipscomb as a bilingual educator. She has taught second, third
and fourth grade classes.
Miriam was born in Cuba and moved to Dallas at the age of 6.
She graduated from Skyline High School in Dallas ISD. She earned
a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of
Arts in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin. She
received a Masters of Bilingual Education with a concentration
in Gifted and Talented from Southern Methodist University.
She is the mother of two children, a two-and-a-half year-old
daughter and a one-and-a-half year-old son. She is also the
daughter of a librarian. She loves reading aloud to children
and hates TAKS preparation. (Spring 2010