Shelli Adams

R.L. Stevenson Primary

Librarian/Media Specialist

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bachelors of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Early Childhood and Mathematics, 1995

Special Education Certification, 2015

University of Houston-Clear Lake, Masters of Science, School Library and Information Science, 2019

I am excited to begin a new year at Stevenson Primary with you and your child(ren). I began my teaching career here twenty-six years ago - when third grade was still a part of this campus. Since then, life has been full and eventful. After teaching for seven years, I stayed home with my own children until the third (and last) one was ready for school; then she and I came back to school together. My boys are now working, getting married, and going to college, and my daughter is a junior at Alvin High School. She is active in Alvin 4H, the high school FFA Chapter, and the girls' basketball team. In my free time, if I am not reading and drinking Coke Zero, I am usually watching her play ball or show a sheep, a goat, or a heifer!

Through the years, I have taught third grade, prekindergarten, and special needs children prior to becoming a librarian. Through my experiences, I have come to know that reading is critical to lifelong success. Accessing information in digital formats, being able to safely navigate the internet, and deciphering valid sources of information are also necessary in this day and age. However, beyond that, I believe that there is magic in books and that time spent reading with a child is precious. Books allow us to share experiences and participate in adventures far beyond our wildest dreams and imagination. The journey into literacy cannot end when a child learns to read; they must also desire to read independently. Libraries are an integral part of planting those seeds of desire in our children. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the chapters that will grow to be your child's story.

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