Shannon Robertson, Media Specialist for Southeast Bulloch Middle School, has been selected by the Georgia Association of Instructional Technology and the Georgia Library Media Association as the 2011 Library Media Specialist of the Year for the Coastal Georgia District.
“It’s a privilege to work in a district and school that allow me the professional freedom to try different ways to reach young people,” said Robertson. “I would not have received this recognition without the support of my principal and amazing teachers at SEBMS.”
Robertson will be recognized at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference in Athens, October 5-7, along with the state’s six other district winners. The state media specialist of the year will be announced at the conference from among these district winners.
To be selected as a media specialist of the year at the district or state level, candidates must show how they have promoted and provided a variety of information literacy and technology instruction to their students and faculty and worked collaboratively with the educators in their school.
“Shannon always goes the extra mile to please both the students and faculty,” said SEBMS Mathematics Teacher Mary Jones. “I can't remember a single time that a visit to her media center was anything less than a treat.”
Robertson received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and her master’s and specialist’s degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been employed by Bulloch County Schools and SEBMS for eight years. Her peers at SEBMS selected her as their teacher of the year in 2007.
“She is loved by her students, their parents, and colleagues,” said SEBMS Principal Donna Clifton. “She has a big heart and a true love for educating students.”
This is the third year in a row that a Bulloch County Schools media specialist has won the honor. Amy Altman, Media Specialist at Statesboro High School, was both the 2009 Coastal Georgia District Media Specialist of the Year and the State Media Specialist of the Year. In 2010 Denise Borck of William James Middle School won the District title.