Profile: Marie Wolffe

Marie P. Wolffe
Teaching in the Media Center at Cass Elementary

The library media program is an extension of the classroom. I work regularly with teachers integrate the library program in with classroom work to extend students’ learning. This may involve using computer programs, using the internet for research, or working with print research tools such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs. Since students need to be able to use technology in a safe and efficient manner, I teach technology and research skills as well.

I am a storyteller. I believe students should love coming to the library to hear or even better to participate in a wide variety of stories. To this end, I use a wide variety of storytelling props including flannel boards, puppets, pop-up books, kamishibai, and reader’s theater.

Typically, students like coming to the library because they get to check out books. I make every effort to provide a wide range of books that are appropriate for students’ interests and reading levels and that are suitable for their curricular needs.

BA in English with Secondary Certification

MA in Library and Information Science

Media Specialist Certification

2004 MCOATT Award (Michigan Certificate for Outstanding Teaching with Technology)

2007 Graduate Certificate in Storytelling