Gill, Diane

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Diane Gill, M. Ed. 

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MEDIA SPECIALIST

diane.gill@desotoisd.org

Location: Library
Ext: 408

About Me: My name is Diane Gill and I am the Meadows Elementary Library/Media Specialist. As you might have guessed, I LOVE reading! When I walk into a library I feel like Belle from Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast.   
                                                                                Belle

Subjects/Grade Levels Served:  I have served for nine years teaching EC -7 in the subject areas of Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies.

Education/Degrees:

  • University of Texas at Arlington BA, History
  • University of Texas at Arlington, M. Ed.
  • University of North Texas, MLS (Candidate)

Certifications:

  • Generalist, EC-4
  • ELAR, 4-8
  • Social Studies, 4-8
  • ESL, EC-8
  • School Librarian Program Certification (Fall. 2018)

Other Trainings:

  • Gifted and Talented, EC-6
  • Master Technology
  • Google Certification (In Progress)

Personal Philosophy of Education

I believe the school library media center is a vital and integral hub of the school and as a result reflects the philosophy and goals of the school and the district. In an age of information, acquiring information literacy skills and a commitment for lifelong reading and learning become paramount. In the school library media center, students develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills as they use a variety of resources to meet the demands of today’s curriculum. 

A library media program does not exist in isolation. The school library media specialist works in partnership with students, teachers, administrators, Board of Education members, and the school community to develop the library media program.  As the school library media specialist, I will encourage our students to ask questions, seek answers, share knowledge, and practice effective and ethical use of information in a global society.            

"He that loves reading has everything within his reach." William Godwin
"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.