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From Karen Mitchell

May 18, 2011
Wetzel Chronicle
To the editor:

As a library volunteer at the New Martinsville School for the last six years, I feel very fortunate that the school has had the dedication of librarian Jeanie Deem. She has not only overseen the library facilities of grades K-8, but has also conducted classes for grades K-5.

She has taught library skills, read and added appropriate books, updated the Accelerated Reader program, and assisted teachers and students in addition to overseeing audio-visual needs. It has been a Herculean effort as she has taken on the duties previously shared with a library aide.

This is going to be a difficult task for the aide who will “replace” her. My question is: how can one person possibly go into this position when every other elementary school has one aide for many fewer students?


Karen Mitchell

New Martinsville



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