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Substitute Teacher Marilyn Lewis Wins Funds for RMS Media Center

rms-1000-award-249x187Marilyn Lewis, an active Wakulla substitute teacher and school volunteer since August 2008, is the recipient of a $1,000 prize sponsored by the Dollar General. Lewis attended the summer 2011 National American Library Association Conference in New Orleans and was one of only three prize winners.  Of course, she made sure the money was sent directly to the Wakulla School District.

When the check was received in finance Lewis exclaimed, “I was just thrilled.  I am so excited that I was able to win and donate the prize to Riversprings Middle School.”  Lewis has developed a fondness for the RMS Bears during her service as an active volunteer for Marlene Adams, RMS teacher, and Jennifer Thaxton, Media Specialist.  Lewis is also an energetic substitute teacher.  Media Specialist Jennifer Thaxton adds, “Mrs. Lewis makes a positive difference at RMS.  She brings a wealth of experience, bubbly enthusiasm and a heart for kids.”

Superintendent Miller noted this as yet another example of a community that continually supports Wakulla’s schools and students.  He adds, “It is evident that Mrs. Lewis has a strong desire to share the importance of life-long learning.  We are grateful that she contributes her vast knowledge and passion for learning with our students.”

Lewis has served as a media specialist or librarian at St. Leo University, East Carolina University, Sul Ross State University, Florida State University, the Highlands County Library System in Lake Placid, FL, the Alachua County Library District in Gainesville, the University of Florida, Oregon State University, Edison Community College, California Polytechnic State University and Western New Mexico University.  She graduated from high school in Oxnard, California, received her Bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and her Master’s degree from California Polytechnic State University.  Lewis shared, “As a librarian and volunteer I have seen the delight of discovery on children of all ages across the USA - when they learn something new.  The learning process never ceases.”

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