A.R. Rucker media specialist is best

     Leigh Jordan is the 2011 Media Specialist of the Year for the S.C. Association of School Librarians.

     Leigh will be invited to share her methods with other media specialists across the state.

     She has also been selected to attend the Library of Congress 2011 Summer Teacher Institute in Washington D.C.

     During the five-day institute, she will work with the Library of Congress education specialists to learn about using primary sources in K-12 classrooms.

What Leigh’s principal says about Leigh
     Leigh Jordan is the best! She’s a hard worker who ensures teachers and students will be ready for 21st Century teaching and learning. Our media center is the hub of the school and she’s a major reason our school is so successful.
— Phillip Mickles, principal

What coworkers say
     Working with Miss Jordan is not a job to me – it’s a privilege. I feel very blessed to be her assistant. She makes coming to work a pleasure. She’s one of kind, a jewel for our school and community. Miss Jordan makes working in the library an adventure everyday. She’s constantly teaching students and me new and exciting things. She’s become one of my dearest friends, an advisor, and a confident. I would be lost without her. She encourages me as well as the faculty and students whenever we feel discouraged. She’s very dependable and thoughtful and goes way beyond what is required of her to help all of us in any way she can. I’ve seen her behind the scenes always working and looking for fresh ideas to make the library top notch, and that it is! She’s constantly working on getting us the latest technology and books as soon as possible. I can’t say enough about how I enjoy working with Miss. Jordan. I hope we have many more years together.
— Tina Enfinger. Library Assistant

What Leigh’s students say about her
     I absolutely love working for Miss. Jordan. She’s always so nice and kind to me. I can’t remember a time when she’s yelled at me, and she always helps me if I don’t understand something. She’s never hard on me, and she’s so funny! It’s an honor to work for her!
— Sloane Taylor, A.R. Rucker Middle student

     Having Miss. Jordan as a librarian is great! She teaches us where everything is. She always checks on you to see if you need help finding books. She likes things to get done quickly. She’s also a great Robotics coach.
— Matthew Martin, A.R. Rucker Middle student