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Kelly Gatzke

Hello! I am very excited to be the new Library Media Specialist at Ridgecrest! I am a mom of two, Amelia and Cameron, and have been married to my husband Ben for over twenty years. We are a former military family and have lived all over the United States thanks to the Army. Alabama is the 8th state we have lived in (some of them twice)! In my spare time, I love to just be with my family, research my family tree, and try new restaurants. I am also really hoping to start traveling again to visit other countries!

While we were stationed in Kentucky, I worked at an elementary school as an IEP assistant and was inspired to become a librarian. I just completed my Masters in Library and Information Science, but I have worked in schools in many different capacities since my children were little. I am looking forward to having your kiddos in the Ridgecrest library and further their love of reading!
Education: 
Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, 1999, Sweet Briar College
Masters of Library and Information Science, 2022, Louisiana State University
Certifications: 
Provisional Certification in Library and Information Science
Phone: 
256-428-7380
Grade: 
K
1
2
Department: 
Library/Media Specialist
Experience: 
St. Andrews on the Marsh, Savannah, GA - Teacher, 7th grade English Literature and K-6 Spanish
Lakewood Elementary, Cecilia, KY - Instructional Assistant II (IEP Assistant)

Email:
kelly.gatzke@hsv-k12.org