Degrees and Certifications:

BS - Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University MS - Informational Media Science from Jacksonville State University

Crystal Waites

I have been the Library Media Specialist at Lincoln Elementary School for 1 year. Really only 8 months because of Covid-19... Before holding this position at L.E.S., I taught kindergarten, 1st, and 6th grade.This is currently my 17th year at LES. Working in the librabray has been a dream of mine for SEVERAL years. My dream has now become a reality.  I absolutely love love love working in the library where I see children of all grades and ages and I have the opportunity to foster a love of READING!  

As the Media Specialist, I am also an advocate for the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Initiative on the school and district levels.  We have a full functioning Makerspace Lab that is available  to all students. This year I implimented Story Laboratory where I teach students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math and collaborate with teachers to plan rigorous and engaging lessons to implement in their classrooms.  It is my goal to provide opportunities for all students to participate in endeavors where they can be creative, take risks without the fear of failure, and become independent thinkers. 

"Reading is dreaming with your eyes open."
                                                                                       ~Anissa Trisdianty