Amolo named Media Specialist of the Year

A Gwinnett County educator known for her passion for reading was named the 2013 Gwinnett County Public Schools Library Media Specialist of the Year. The honor was presented to Sharon Amolo of Gwin Oaks Elementary in the Brookwood Cluster.

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“She has been instrumental in the success of our school through numerous school-wide practices—the most important of course, is focusing on the importance of reading every day,” says Tonya Burnley, principal of Gwin Oaks Elementary in describing Ms. Amolo’s work. The principal adds, “Mrs. Amolo’s belief in the value of reading resonates in all she does. She is one of the most dynamic teacher leaders I have had the pleasure of working with.”

Ms. Amolo was named Gwinnett’s Library Media Specialist of the Year for her contributions in the library media field through service to students, teachers, and the community. Selection for this honor by a GCPS library media committee is based on an individual’s promotion of reading and literature, his or her leadership role, and the work completed to involve parents and community members as partners. Parents, teachers, and administrators are invited each year to nominate a media specialist for the countywide honor.

Sharon Amolo holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Howard University, a master’s degree in Library Media from Georgia State University, and a specialist’s degree in Instructional Technology from Valdosta State University. In 2009, she was named Gwin Oaks Elementary’s Teacher of the Year.