Shocked and Honored
Last night , I was so honored to be chosen by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences as the 2014 winner of the Bammy Award in the school librarian category. I am in total shock because I honestly did not feel worthy to be mentioned as a finalist. Shannon Miller, Jennifer Lagarde, Laura Fleming, and Jonathan Werner are all librarians that I learn from on a daily basis.
Pernille Ripp, who I greatly admire, wrote this outstanding blog post on the Bammy Awards today. I love her sentiment that we should recognize all the amazing educators out there who do the hardest job in the world. They shape the minds of the young people in their charge every day.
So today I am going to recognize some the amazing educators and friends who have helped me to become the person I am today. I can not name them all but will honor just a few here.
To all of the other amazing educators out there every day. You are the true rockstars. You deserve this award as much if not more then I do.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me, who helped me on my journey and who will be there for me for years to come. I have such an amazing PLN and I am so thankful to have you all as a part of my life.
9/28/2014 06:40:41 am
I am so happy/excited/thrilled for you, friend! You are an amazing librarian and I'm lucky to call you a friend! Congrats x1000000!
9/28/2014 09:05:55 am
Thank you for your very kind and gracious shout-outs. Congrats, my friend.
Nikki D Robertson
9/28/2014 11:14:25 am
Congratulations my friend! You certainly deserve this recognition for all of your hard work both during school hours and outside of school. I to have been inspired by the you and the list of amazing librarians mentioned in your post. The sense of community, friendship, collaboration, and support found among the TL Community is unlike any other. YAY for librarians! YAY for YOU! XOXO
9/28/2014 11:25:34 am
You have been such a trailblazer and a ball of seemingly endless energy! As I said on FB, you are absolutely one of my rockstar edu idols and I feel so lucky to have met you, presented with you, and to have you as a part of my PLN. Congrats! So well deserved!
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Elissa Malespina is the High School Librarian at Verona High School and a Presenter, Author and much more. The views are my own. Find my full resume above.