Katie McNamara

Katie McNamara

Teacher Librarian, North High School, CA

Katie is the Teacher Librarian of North High School. Prior to becoming a TL (the best job on campus), she has enjoyed serving as an English teacher, literacy coach, and academic coach. She has worked with k-12 students ranging from ESL to GATE. She serves on Southern Region California School Libraries Association and local California Teachers of English board.

She is currently working on cross-curricular curriculum to connect with University First Year Experience. She provides professional development at district, region, and state level. One of her greatest joys comes from the ripple effect of helping a teacher who then uses that in their classroom and then shares with another teacher and so on.

There are always new things to discover and explore. School Libraries are never constant; there is always a new fun challenge. Katie is passionate about information literacy and inspiring others to be innovative. Her personal challenge is moving students from just being digital citizens to be being digital leaders. She is most proud of being a teacher and a boymom.