MSLIS, Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America
B.A., History, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Postgraduate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia, Library Media PreK-12
10 years teaching experience at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School
Design for Excellence Steering Committee co-chair
Aquinas Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Committee member
Diocesan Library Curriculum Committee member
Middle School Chess Club coach from 2015 – present
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certified
Aquinas Board of Governors, recording secretary from 2007-2010
“Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.”
-St. Gregory Nazianzen
Welcome to the Aquinas Library Homepage!
Library hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, ready them more fairy tales.”
Our mission is to create a student-centered environment that fosters a love of reading and ensures our students are effective and ethical users and creators of information.
- Library Wish List: Link to Amazon’s library wish list if you would like to make a book donation to the library
- Library Catalog: Search for books in the catalog, check your library record, or put books on hold
- AR Bookfinder: Search in English or Spanish for the Accelerated Reader quiz number or reading level of a book
- The circulation period for students in grades pre-kindergarten – 5th grade is one week and two weeks for middle school students. Books may be renewed provided the student has the book with them and there are no pending holds on the book. When students check out books for class projects/research, the circulation time will be extended for the duration of the assignment.
- Students may borrow books from the library if they do not have any overdue. Students have a one-day grace period to return books without accruing a fine. When fines exceed $1.00, library privileges are suspended until students clear their library accounts.
- Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten check out one book/week, 1st and 2nd grade may check out two books provided one book is on their reading level; students in grades 3rd – 8th are permitted to check out more than two books provided at least one is on their reading level.
- When class projects are assigned, students may check out additional books for the duration of the project.
Read Across Aquinas: Held around Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2) and in conjunction with Read Across America, this event celebrates the beloved author/illustrator’s birthday. Students and teachers dress as their favorite literary characters and participate in activities to celebrate reading.
- Library Schedule: Schedule of days and times classes visit the library
- AR Book Finder: Search for books by title, author, or Accelerated Reader book level
- Gale Databases: A collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias.
- Passport to Reading Letter: Letter explaining the Passport to Reading program for students in grades 3 – 5
- Prince William County Public Library Catalog
- Fairfax County Public Library Catalog
- Stafford County Public Library Catalog (Porter Branch)
- Fact Monster: A free reference site for kids containing an encyclopedia, dictionary, almanac, and atlas as well as homework help, games, and flashcards.
- American Memory Collection: Owned by the Library of Congress, the site contains images and audio resources in the public domain.
- Curriculum Guidelines: Curriculum guidelines for libraries in the Arlington Diocese.