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School Librarian
Kelsye Baudoin

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Who Is Our Librarian?

My name is Mrs. Kelsye Baudoin; at school our students call me Mrs. Kelsye. I became a reader in middle school which is probably later than many readers develop. Accelerated Reader was a new program in my district and I began to enjoy the challenge of trying to see how well I remembered the books I was reading. Eventually it turned into me loving books in general, and especially the adventures they took me on. Books made me laugh, they made me cry, and they took me to places I had never been before. I loved how a book could make me see the main character’s perspective, even if that character and I had nothing in common. My love for reading quickly developed into a love for libraries. The fun of book fairs, Accelerated Reader quizzes, visits to the public library, and so much more made me pursue a career in school libraries. My other interests include Disney, cats, movies, music, swimming, and family.

My Vision Statement

The Belle Place Elementary School Library will be the heart of the school, a place where all teachers and all students feel safe, excited to learn, and empowered by knowledge.   

My Mission

The mission of the Belle Place Elementary School Library is to create lifelong learners and readers by enriching and diversifying the library curriculum through a variety of materials and informational resources. The library will incorporate all major content areas into weekly lessons. Students will develop problem solving skills, learn to communicate and collaborate with their peers, and experience more student-led learning.  

Experience

Plantation Elementary School Library Clerk 2012-2014
St. Charles Elementary School 6th Grade ELA/SS Teacher 2014-2015
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Archival Assistant 2015-2016
Caneview Elementary School School Librarian 2016-2019
Belle Place Elementary School School Librarian 2019-Present

Professional Experiences

Outstanding Support Staff Employee of the Year Plantation Elementary School 2014
LACUE Conference New Orleans, LA 2016
Discovery Education STEM Workshop Baton Rouge, LA 2018
Rural Engagement in the Advancement of STEM Digitally (REALISD) Carrollton, GA 2019
Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award Committee Baton Rouge, LA 2020
Google Educator Level 1 Certification   2020

Education

Lafayette High School Lafayette, LA High School Diploma 2007
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA Bachelor of the Arts in History (minor in English) 2012
Louisiana Resource Center for Educators Baton Rouge, LA Alternative Teaching Certificate 2015
Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA School Librarian Certificate 2016

 

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