Phone: (804) 780-8193
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Ms. Tresses Jones
My name is Tresses Jones, the new librarian at Ginter Park Elementary School. I am excited to start my first year here at Ginter Park. I was born in Florida and raised in Michigan. I moved to Chesterfield in 2005 with my son. This is my first year as a Media Specialist, but I have taught 12 years as an Exceptional Education teacher.
I love to read and was a library assistant in middle school. I love all of the Judy Blume books, especially Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret. One of my other favorite books is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor. My best-loved poets are Maya Angelou and Shel Silverstein.
My goal as the Media Specialist is to provide access to various types of information in a variety of formats, such as books, video, DVD, or computer programs. I want to support students to understand, enjoy, and produce creative works in an atmosphere of collaborative learning. Most importantly, I want to help students respect each other’s ideas, backgrounds, and acknowledge the contributions of all human beings.
I would welcome hearing about your beloved books and who your favorite writers are.