Welcome Lisa Estabrook, the new SLIS School Library Teacher Program Manager

February 05, 2015

"My new role at Simmons gives me the opportunity to guide others into a field I love.”

Lisa Estabrook is the new Program Manager for the SLIS School Library Teacher Program. Estabrook comes to us with many years of experience working as a certified school librarian in Massachusetts.  Most recently she was the Library Director at the Bishop Fenwick High School where she also worked as Curriculum Advisor to the school.  Lisa holds Masters Degrees from Lesley University and Salem State in Curriculum Development and Education with a Library School Media Specialization, respectively.

Says Estabrook: “I am enjoying my role as the new Program Manager of the School Library Teacher Program. Everyone at Simmons has been so welcoming. I am excited to help students prepare for a vocation I feel passionately about: the school librarian. Schools are in need of librarians who provide students with structured opportunities to be competent problem solvers. Librarians have the opportunity to give our students information literacy skills that go beyond their academic experiences—these skills are necessary in the workplace. Most importantly, librarians have the opportunity to teach our students to read well, and to foster a love of reading. My new role at Simmons gives me the opportunity to guide others into a field I love.”