Professional Trainings & Activities

Responsive Classroom (RC) Training June 2018

Phenomenal Science Facilitator Training June 2017

Ann Arbor Public Schools Classroom Environment Advisory Committee 2016 – present

PBL Works (Formerly Buck Institute for Education) Project Based Learning Training August 2014 – June 2015

Scholastic News Advisor 2013 – present

American Library Association (ALA) Member 2010

Youth and School Librarian (YASL) U of M School of Information Leadership Board 2009-2010

University of Michigan Information Technology Services Student Advisory 2008 – 2010

University of Michigan School of Information Career Development Office Liaison 2009-2010

University of Michigan Squirrel Club – Member 

Trained Washtenaw County Severe Weather Spotter

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Girls Volunteer Soccer Coach (A2Open and Wines schools) – 10 seasons

PUBLISHED WORK Children’s Literature blogger for Blending book reviews, discussions and extending activities July 2009.

Lisa Bankey and Brian Hewlett. “Don’t Foreclose on Our Future: How Librarians Can Help Students Get Through a Financial Crisis.” Media Spectrum: Journal of the Michigan Association for Media in Education Fall 2009: 24-26. Print.

This article discusses how a library has books and reading materials that can provide hope, comfort, and assurance so students understand that they are not alone in these difficult financial times.