The BES Library Program
Our students enjoy weekly visits to the media center with lessons designed to instill a love of reading, to enhance Common Core classroom lessons, and to inspire life-long learning. Visits include checking out materials, practicing information literacy, and exercising digital citizenship. Beginning the 2020-2021 school year, we will follow the International Society for Technology In Education Standards for Students.
Mrs. Cali has had the honor of sharing her love of learning and reading with the children of Western North Carolina for over 26 years. In 2006 and 2016, she was honored to receive the Media Coordinator of the Year for Transylvania County. Other honors include the Transylvania County Rotary Teacher of the Year award and the Haywood County Creative Teacher of the Year award. Mrs. Cali is the author of The Nature of Study Skills (K-5) (Mar*Co Products), Creatures of Character: A Complete Character Education program (K-5) (Mar*Co Products) and Library Mania: Games and Activities For Your Library (K-5) (Upstart Books). She has authored and been the recipient of several grants to promote digital literacy and STEAM related activities including the NC School Library Read To Succeed Grant, Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation Grant, Haywood County Bright Ideas Grant, and the Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant. When Mrs. Cali is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, gardening, hiking, and of course reading in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.
Degrees & Certifications
MLIS School Library Media Licensure, University of North Carolina Greensboro
M.A. Ed. School Counseling, Western Carolina University