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Mrs. Heather Garavaglia
Hello! I am beyond excited to be returning as the Librarian & Instructional Technology Specialist at Windsong Ranch Elementary. This year will mark my 20th year in education. The first 12 years were as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.
I grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and received my bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. It is in Stillwater where I met my husband of 19 years, Mike. In 2011, I received my masters in Library and Information Studies from Texas Woman’s University.
Last year was an amazing year here Windsong Ranch Elementary and I can't wait to continue to build a community of readers and learners. I look forward to connecting students to the right book that will “hook” them into reading, and working with their teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.
Those that knew me when I was little are surprised to learn that I am a librarian because I was not an avid reader. I didn’t read because I always saw reading as decoding the words, which was difficult for me. Reading is much more than that. Learning new ideas, getting lost in a story, visiting new places...that is what reading is about. I want all students, regardless of “decoding” abilities, to experience the amazing world that a library can provide.