On the latest episode of the Edleader podcast, Dr. Jackson is joined by two outstanding Media Specialists who are impacting the lives of students and teachers on a daily basis. Both bring their experiences in the classroom to their work in the Media Center. The flexibility and innovation of Media Specialists Mrs. Emily Golightly and Mrs. Amanda McCall are connecting their Media Centers to students and teachers in new ways and making a difference in the lives of students as readers and learners.
Mrs. Emily Golightly serves as the Media Specialist at Newport Elementary School, a school serving grades Prekindergarten through fifth grade in Newport, NC. A former classroom teacher, she is in her seventeenth year in education. She has taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades, reading and math intervention, and English to speakers of other languages before becoming a media coordinator. She received her bachelor's degree from East Carolina University in Elementary Education. Mrs. Golightly completed a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language through UNCW and is currently pursuing a second master's degree in Media and Library Sciences (MLS) through Appalachian State University.
Mrs. Amanda McCall serves as the Media Specialist at Morehead City Primary School, a school serving grades Prekindergarten through third grade in Morehead City, NC. She is also a former classroom teacher and also serving in her seventeenth year in education. She taught 2nd grade for 5 years and 3rd grade for 10 years. She has also served as an Academically-Intellectually Gifted Specialist. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and is currently attending NC Central University to obtain a Master’s Degree in Library Science.