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Brenda Gehm, Director of Library Services, Monroe Local Schools
Monroe School Library Director Receives INFOhio
Angie Stitzel, INFOhio Liaison at the SouthWest Ohio Computer Association (SWOCA) ITC, stressed Brenda's leadership qualities "... by serving on the INFOhio Users Council and by continuing to serve as a developer of SchoolRooms™ content. In addition, Brenda shows a propensity for leadership in her profession by her efforts on behalf of OELMA," Stitzel wrote.
Stitzel continued, "Brenda has always been a great support of INFOhio. Not only does she promote INFOhio in the usual ways by providing an overview of the INFOhio resources to each of the students and teachers at her school, but she also uses imaginative strategies to demonstrate how students can use INFOhio resources for their research."
Gehm was selected the Middletown Teacher of the Year in 1999 and received the OELMA Emerging Leader Award for 2009. She serves the Monroe Education Association as secretary and is secretary of her district's Local Professional Development Committee.
In her 33rd year as an educator, Gehm earned a
bachelor's degree in elementary education and library science from
Eastern Kentucky University
and a master's in educational administration
from Xavier University. In addition to her district
responsibilities, she is the media specialist for Monroe Junior/Senior
High School. Brenda enjoys reading and travel. Her husband, Richard,
is a retired school administrator , and her
, and herdaughter, Ashley, is a senior at Ohio University majoring in early childhood education.
Ohio school libraries currently have more than 40 million books and non-print resources.
INFOhio provides the standardized software to put school library card catalogs online.
With this single, Web catalog, Ohio PreK-12
students and teachers can access their own school library as well as any other
school library throughout the state.
|Last Updated on October 20, 2009||