PSLA Open Letter to School Boards Across Pennsylvania

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Who's Signing?

Steffanie Conzatti
Megan Palmer
Michelle Raccuglia
Beth Kefer
Lauren Cohen
Rachel Maga
Kathy Berg
Jaynie Korzi
Natalie Martin
Benjamin Hitmar
David Bendekovic
Sara Cozzens
Liz Byrd
Kristen Bruno
Siobhan T
Scott W. Krause
Monica Gingerich
Barbara Frutchey
Sara Kelly Johns
Dani Stives
Amber Hadley
Dawn Bressler
Mikayla McLaughlin-Ahern
Emily Gibson
Jean Dietrich
Kelly Nagy
Karel Kilimnik
Julie Pittas

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  • Steffanie Conzatti
    signed 2020-06-23 07:36:58 -0700
  • Megan Palmer
    signed 2020-06-23 07:36:00 -0700
  • Michelle Raccuglia
    @MichelleAnna19 tweeted link to this page. 2020-06-23 07:33:48 -0700
    Sign the petition: PSLA Open Letter to School Boards Across Pennsylvania
  • Michelle Raccuglia
    signed 2020-06-23 07:33:35 -0700
  • Beth Kefer
    signed 2020-06-23 07:32:15 -0700
  • Lauren Cohen
    signed 2020-06-23 07:31:33 -0700
  • Rachel Maga
    signed 2020-06-23 07:28:02 -0700
    Librarians are so important to our education system and give hope to struggling students.
  • Kathy Berg
    signed 2020-06-23 07:20:38 -0700
    Now more than ever, meeting the needs of all learners requires the collaborative partnership of teachers and school librarians.
  • Jaynie Korzi
    @MidLibLife tweeted link to this page. 2020-06-23 07:18:31 -0700
    Sign the petition: PSLA Open Letter to School Boards Across Pennsylvania
  • Jaynie Korzi
    signed 2020-06-23 07:17:08 -0700
  • Natalie Martin
    signed 2020-06-23 07:11:20 -0700
  • Benjamin Hitmar
    signed 2020-06-23 07:05:17 -0700
  • David Bendekovic
    signed 2020-06-23 07:00:28 -0700
    Since 2004, I have dedicated my entire professional life to helping librarians develop leaders and build better communities. And I have seen, first hand, how Pennsylvania school librarians TEACH and create programs to prepare students to excel in this complex, interconnected, changing world while providing high-impact support and leadership for the entire school community (to include students, teachers, parents, and other community members). If you are considering cuts to your school library programs, then you do not understand what a 21st century school librarian does every day. My math teacher taught me math. My science teacher taught me science. And my history teacher taught me history. But my school librarian taught me everything. Great schools have great librarians, who serve as, and are treated as, a valued part of the learning community.
  • Sara Cozzens
    signed 2020-06-23 07:00:16 -0700
  • Liz Byrd
    signed 2020-06-23 06:56:05 -0700
  • Kristen Bruno
    signed 2020-06-23 06:55:14 -0700
  • Siobhan T
    signed 2020-06-23 06:50:26 -0700
  • Scott W. Krause
    signed 2020-06-23 06:49:38 -0700
  • Monica Gingerich
    signed 2020-06-23 06:38:09 -0700
  • Barbara Frutchey
    signed 2020-06-23 06:26:48 -0700
    Our school district has suffered the loss of all of our school librarians. As a reading specialist, teacher, and parent, I am truly disheartened that our district placed so little value on the importance of our school librarians.
  • Sara Kelly Johns
    signed 2020-06-23 06:24:10 -0700
    Strong school libraries with certified school librarians mean strong students, ready for college and careers. Pennsylvania students deserve to be strong.
  • Dani Stives
    signed 2020-06-23 06:22:46 -0700
    Certified school librarians are not a luxury but a necessity in public education.
  • Amber Hadley
    signed 2020-06-23 06:16:32 -0700
  • Dawn Bressler
    signed 2020-06-23 06:08:23 -0700
  • Mikayla McLaughlin-Ahern
    signed 2020-06-23 06:04:16 -0700
  • Emily Gibson
    signed 2020-06-23 06:01:41 -0700
  • Jean Dietrich
    signed 2020-06-23 06:00:05 -0700
    A librarian opened the world to me and encouraged me to become a teacher.
  • Kelly Nagy
    signed 2020-06-23 05:57:39 -0700
    The amount of money I pay in school taxes, there should be plenty of money for libraries & librarians in schools. The parts of the budget that need to be cut are head administrative bloated salaries and maybe the sports budgets. Books are more important to learning that fancy stadiums.
  • Karel Kilimnik
    signed 2020-06-23 05:49:13 -0700
  • Julie Pittas
    signed 2020-06-23 05:47:57 -0700