The Gombert Library Media Center is the heart of the school where a community of learners collaborate to learn, explore, and create. It is a place that empowers students and teachers to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and risk-takers.
The mission of our school Library Media Center is to collaborate with teachers and students to develop learning experiences that support and extend the district curriculum. Instruction will utilize a variety of materials and information that satisfies curiosity and allows teachers and students to become skilled researchers and enthusiastic readers.
Meet your Teacher Librarian!
Welcome readers!! I'm Mrs. Ensign, the LMC Director. I am excited to begin my second year in the library at Gombert. While this is still a new position for me, I am no stranger to the Gombert community. After graduating from the University of Iowa, I began my teaching career at Gombert as a 5th grade teacher at Gombert. During that time I obtained my master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University. After 4 years in the classroom moved to the Reading Improvement team where I have stayed for the last 9 years. I continued my learning by getting my National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood as well as my Google certification. I'm currently wrapping up my Library Media Specialist certification at Illinois State University. Always learning, always growing.
Throughout my career, I have always had a passion for children's literature. I love nothing more than sharing a new book with students and teachers. I am enamored with the new technologies that have been entering the schools. I am excited to continue building the Makerspace in our school. This year, my passions for reading, technology, creativity, and helping others collide. I look forward to sharing this with your students.
When I'm not at school, you can find me most days cooking, running, at CrossFit, reading and chasing my kids to their next sporting event! This is my family...my husband Dave and our 2 children (Lucas-6th grade and Layla-3rd grade).
Make sure to stop in the library and introduce yourself! It's going to be a great year!