Educational Specialist of the Year – Mrs. Weiss


Juliana Pullen, Staff Writer

 Q: How long have you been teaching at GW?

  A: I’ve been teaching at GW since 2016, so this is my sixth year teaching at GW. 


Q: Why did you choose to become a middle school librarian?

 A: I’ve wanted to be a librarian since I was 4 years old. I used to go to the library all the time. I then first became a middle school ELA teacher because my favorite teacher had been my 6th grade ELA  teacher. After that, I switched over to a media specialist. 


Q: What is your favorite part about your job?

 A: I love that it’s different every day! And I love collaborating with teachers. 


Q: What’s the most exciting part of your job?

A: When we figure out a way to do something we haven’t been able to do before. I like the invitation part. 


Q: What do you do day-to-day? 

A: Every day is different! Every morning it starts with Chromebooks. Then teachers sign up for me to do their classes in the library. Sometimes I do 7th grade ELA, other times I do 6th-grade science. 


Q: How is your favorite area of the library? (3D printers, computers, books, etc)

 A: My favorite part of the library is the people. If there are no people, there’s no one to enjoy this. And I do love everything else, but the people are my favorite. 


Q: What’s your advice to kids who wanna become media specialists or have similar jobs?

A: If you’re interested in this, you have been willing to try anything. And sometimes when we try something, it doesn’t always work out but we have to be willing to give it a try. 


Mrs. Weiss helps many people day-to-day, and I’m sure everyone can agree that she deserves this award. Congratulations to Mrs. Weiss!