Your Library Media Specialist
Welcome to the library! My name is Julie Benson, and I am thrilled to be our library media specialist at Madison Avenue Elementary. I am currently entering into my tenth year in education. I have previously taught third and second grade. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!), and I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.
I am looking forward to serving both the school and the community through library programming. My goal is to instill a love of reading in all children, while inspiring adults to share a love of books with others. People ask me all the time what book I remember loving first. As a child, my grandmother read me The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein everytime I spent the night at her house in the country. This was the first book that I remember absolutely loving and wanting to read over and over again. I hope to give each child at least one book they can put in their hands and come back saying: "I can't wait to read it again!"
As you can tell by my picture, I have a wonderful family with my husband Brett of 8 years, and our two sweet girls who are 6 and 4 years old.
I am excited to make this school year the best one yet, and I look forward to being your library media specialist!