Our school media specialists are extraordinary, and we’re profiling our Innovation Zones’ Media Specialists of the Year to celebrate them. Please read all about the 2019 Etowah Innovation Zone Media Specialist of the Year Pam Morris of Bascomb Elementary School!
No day is the same for media specialist Pam Morris, due to the many roles and responsibilities she has taken on at Bascomb Elementary School.
She hosts “Media Mornings” activities for students to participate in before-school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activities in the media center. She produces the student “WBOB” morning news show and takes its news crew on an annual field trip to CNN in Atlanta. She serves as chair of the Reading Bowl Club. She’s an active member of the school’s leadership team. She assists with schoolwide special performances and PTA events.
And all of this is in addition to her media specialist responsibilities ranging from helping students and teachers find and use resources, organizing book fairs twice a year, scheduling visits from guest authors and creating media center lessons and collaborative classroom lessons.
Principal Kathleen Chandler said not only does Ms. Morris, who has earned master’s and specialist’s degrees in the field, do this all exceptionally well, but she also focuses on the future value of her impact on students – one of the reasons she was selected as the Etowah Innovation Zone’s 2019 Media Specialist of the Year.
“Pam connects student learning to real-life examples by showing children how their knowledge applies in the real world,” Principal Chandler said of Ms. Morris, who began her career in 1991 and joined CCSD in 2007. “She does this through engaging books and lessons, as well as technology integration. Pam is a model media specialist, who has created a stellar media center for our students and teachers!”
In her own words: “My vision for the media center is for students to create meaning from information and apply it to their everyday world.”
Special thanks to our Media Specialist of the Year program sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia!