Future Ready Learning Coordinator/District Librarian, Weatherford, TX
Shawna Ford has over 20 years experience in education, including classroom teacher and elementary librarian. She is currently the Future Ready Learning Coordinator for Weatherford ISD in Weatherford, Texas, where she continues to work with the district librarians.
Shawna believes strongly in students having a voice and playing an active role in their learning. She is passionate about creating a library learning environment that meets the needs of today’s learner and including students in the process. A priority for her is preparing students to be successful in the global community. She works to create opportunities for students to connect with others through Skype and Google Hangouts beginning in kindergarten. Students collaborate on projects, share literature and interact with experts during these connections.Recognizing that education is changing, Shawna aspires to be a positive force for change. She stays current on trends and maintains a professional learning network that inspires her to try innovative teaching techniques.
Shawna holds a Master of Library Science from Sam Houston State University and serves as co-moderator for #TXLCHAT. She is active in Texas Library Association, Texas Association of School Librarians, and Texas Computer Education Association.