Karen Waanders

"I am passionate about connecting students to books they love and encouraging a life-long love of learning!"

Primary Role at DC: Elementary - Librarian
Year started at Denver Christian: 2007

Education/Degrees Held: Bachelor of Social Work, Dordt College, Masters of School Library and Instructional Leadership (In progress, University of Colorado, Denver)

Mrs. Waanders has always loved books and libraries. As a child, she never missed a week of visiting the public library! Her passion and goal in the Pre K- 5th grade Library Information Center is to connect kids with books they want to read. She sees each grade level one time each week for library skills education, author studies and read-alouds. By collaborating with classroom teachers to teach 21st century literacy skills, administering reading incentive programs, building a diverse and relevant library collection, and hosting various events like Literacy Week, book fairs, and the Poetry Cafe, Mrs. Waanders encourages a life-long love of learning in each of her students.