Deborah S. Bobo

 

Contact Information

Bobo.reader@gmail.com

deborah_bobo@charleston.k12.sc.us

Education

  • College of Charleston B.S. in Elementary Education 1982
  • USC Masters Degree in Library Science 2004
  • 6 hours of Graduate Credit through College of Charleston – technology based
  • CHAMPS and PBIS trained

Professional Experience

Media Specialist, North Charleston Elementary School 2008-present

  • Teacher of the Year 2010
  • Uses Edmodo to facilitate book reviews
  • Advancing Literacy program
  • Improved Media Center Collection from proficient to exemplary
  • Produce weekly morning news show including live interviews and original videos
  • Publish monthly library newsletter and update Sharpschool homepage
  • Conduct book clubs for grades 4-5
  • Carry out an annual reading theme to promote reading
  • Produce original videos to enhance PTA performances throughout the year
  • Won a SMARTboard grant for the media center and completed all associated classes
  • Received the Picturing America Grant

Media Specialist, St. Andrews School of Math and Science August 2004-2008

  • Improved Media center collection from below standard to proficient
  • Produced morning news shows that include original videos
  • Trained teachers to use the BIG6 research model to improve student learning in the area of research
  • Used Echalk to produce collaborative research lessons with teachers
  • Planned and coordinated a school wide literacy festival involving student presentations, storytellers, and community members

Media Specialist, West Ashley Intermediate School August 2002-July 2004

  • Responsible for collection development for the Library. This was a brand new library. I was responsible for purchasing $100,000 worth of books.
  • Technology coordinator for the school.
  • Provisio coordinator
  • Produced morning news show on a daily basis.
  • Taught regularly scheduled classes in the media center
  • Coordinated with teachers for instruction and media needs

Computer Instructor, Oakland Elementary School January 2002-May 2002

  • Provided computer instruction for 1st – 5th grades
  • Troubleshooting for computers in the lab

Licensures and Certification

  • Certified in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
  • Certified in Library/Media

Professional Organizations

  • American Library Association
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • South Carolina Association of School Librarians
  • Charleston County Association of School Librarians

Training and Experiences

  • Sharpschool Trainer
  • Edmodo Trainer
  • SMARTboard Trainer
  • Adjunct professor at the College of Charleston
  • Proficient in all Microsoft software products
  • Video editing trainer proficient in green screen technology

Prior non-education job experiences

I have taught swimming lessons, managed my own home business, and managed a local insurance office for several years. These experiences have helped me to develop skills in managing employees, customer service, and budgeting.

Hobbies and Interests

Art journaling and writing are two of my favorite pastimes. I also love to cook and do cake decorating. As a member of my church’s music team, I sing soprano and sometimes play percussion. Of course, I am an avid reader!

 

References provided upon request

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