Rhonda Hunter

Rhonda Hunter

Rhonda Hunter on holiday.

Being a teacher-librarian is the best teaching position ever! I have loved it.  At Ross Glen Elementary School in Medicine Hat, I took over from an incredible teacher-librarian.  I tried to emulate her the 

best I could by working with teachers and educating students with research and sharing stories. There is so much I love about being a teacher-librarian.  Connecting with authors is wonderful. Sharing a love of reading is wonderful. At the high school level, I also love working with technology and sharing that with students.  We often have over 200 students in the library every day. They read, do homework, visit, use technology, create and so on.  In fact I overheard a young girl say, “I didn’t know the library was the coolest place in the school!”

Before becoming a teacher-librarian, I had taught all over Saskatchewan from kindergarten to adults.  I was also fortunate to have poems featured in Prairie Jungle published by Coteau Publishing, a friend and I rewrote the social studies section in Passing the GED published by Gage, and recently I had an illustrated picture book published called Chinook and Winter.