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Mrs. JoAnn Martinez

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Mrs. JoAnn Martinez

Cedar Hill I.S.D. has been my work home for seventeen years; all of them working in the library.  Both books and reading are very important to me and I hope to inspire such a passion in students with whom I come in contact every day at school.  Though the concept of "library" is ever-evolving I believe it is and will always be, first and foremost, the school's center for information, a starting place for discovery, a kind of refuge to find balance when school days can become so hectic and demanding, and the doorway to other worlds via books.  I like the quote, "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."  In this day of advanced technology the world truly is at our fingertips.  And leading young people to embark on its exploration while developing insight, compassion, knowledge, and wonder is an awesome adventure.  You might even say "It's Magical!"