Congratulations to Meadowcreek HS Media Specialist Cicely Lewis… Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 2019 Library Media Specialist of the Year! The award honors a K-12 library media specialist whose services have resulted in exemplary library media programs.
Ms. Lewis collaborates regularly across all curricular areas. She offers professional development to teachers and forms positive relationships with her students and staff through a variety of events, including a chili cook-off, Prom Book Fashion Show, and Phenomenal Fridays. Ms. Lewis empowers her Library Science students by training them to be research ambassadors in order to expand the reach of her media program. Her Read Woke program enlightens students and staff to the power of diversity in literature and challenges them to read books that create personal meaning, varied perspectives, and reflective dialogue. Lewis has a strong following on social media and believes that “real leaders inspire others to lead.” Ms. Lewis has used this platform to “connect with librarians all over the world” which she says has expanded her personal learning network.
The GCPS title caps off a year of local and national recognition for this award winner. She was named a “Top 10 Educator” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is the recipient of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) Margaret A. Edwards Award for Best Literature Program.
Ms. Lewis advances to the next level, consideration by the GLMA (Georgia Library Media Association) district committee for the regional award which will be announced in May.
In this Focus Moment from GCPS TV, learn more about Ms. Lewis and her award-winning programs.