Graves County Middle School - Mayfield, Kentucky
7th and 8th
Library Media Specialist
COMMENTS FROM THE NOMINATION:
"Mrs. Locker is a central force in our school. She makes sure our library has books that meet a wide variety of interests. When a student is looking for a book, Mrs. Locker just has that ability to ask a few guiding questions and is ready to have suggestions for reading."
"She challenges us to read. If you say you don't like to read, she doesn't give up, she just tries to find what you are interested in and then finds you a book."
"She started a 'reading buddy' program where we read to first graders and write to them and they write back to us."
"She uses scenes in the library to teach us about authors like Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe. It is so much easier to learn when you can see who these people were."
"Most of all she helps us learn because we know she cares. A smile, a pat on the back, or her giggle just lets you know she cares about you."
"I think Mrs. Locker is the Heartland's Best Teacher-I know she is mine."