About Brenda Crawford...
Position: Media Specialist
Room: Media Center
Hello! My name is Brenda Crawford and I am the Media Specialist, better known as 'Librarian', here at Frye Elementary!
Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in Delaware, but grew up in New York. I moved to AZ in 1979. I met my husband here, graduated from ASU with my teaching degree, and never looked back. I have two children who are both teachers, I have 4 grandchildren, and a twenty year old cat. I have taught elementary school, been an elementary school librarian, worked with journalism students at a college newspaper, worked at the public library, at 2 high schools here in the Chandler, and am now back to my roots in elementary school. I have learned so much from all the students I have worked with!
In my free time I love to draw and paint. I originally came to AZ as an art student. I also knit, crochet, embroider, and sew. I love creating art of any kind. I also love books and reading, of course! I would love to someday write and illustrate a children's book.
My Education and Professional Background
I have a BA in Elementary Education from ASU, a minor in Fine Arts, and attended ASU graduate school for School Library Science.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe all children should have the chance to pursue their dreams, and I am here to help them explore, learn and venture where their curious minds take them. My mission is to provide our students with opportunities to see what the world has to offer them, and there is no better place to do that than in a library, and in a book.